Microsoft has filed a patent for a portable speaker that can send, receive and mute phone calls. The device was co-created by a designer for Teams, Microsoft’s answer to Slack in the workplace chat software market. The filing raises the question of whether Microsoft, which already claims to have more “daily active users” than Slack, is planning a line of Teams-specific hardware to up the ante...
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Google is finally waking up. After weeks of excitement coursing through tech about OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot, paired with news coverage of how Microsoft plans to incorporate it into products like Bing and Word, Google has made a move. The tech company once seen as a leader in artificial intelligence on Monday unveiled its version of a conversational AI service, which it calls Bard. Google said...
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