Microsoft has won a contract to build more than 120,000 specialized augmented reality headsets for the U.S. Army, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. CNBC reported that the deal could be worth up to $21.88 billion over 10 years. That figure includes the value of cloud services which are part of the deal. The headsets will be variants on Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset, customized...
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Fear and Longing in the AI Wars
Hi, welcome to your Weekend! This is Abe filling in for Jon, who returns as Weekender-in-Chief next Saturday.If the cars, brain implants and spaceships don’t pan out, Elon Musk has a promising future as a fear-monger. His was the leading name attached to a widely discussed open letter published this week that urged a halt in artificial intelligence research, warning that AI poses “profound...
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