Microsoft news recap: AI in Minecraft, meets advertisers to discuss Bing Chat ad plans, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft is demoing AI in Minecraft that will build player’s ideas for them

According to a report, Microsoft has an internal demo showing how AI in Minecraft can allow players to direct the game on what to build, as opposed to players having to manually build their ideas. It appears even Minecraft can’t escape the current AI craze.

Microsoft is meeting with advertisers over Bing Chat ad plans

As AI begins to take over search engines, it begs the question how it will impact on advertisers. To tackle this potential concern from advertisers, Microsoft is reportedly meeting with major advertisers to share it plans on displaying paid links within responses.

Microsoft extends support for Windows 11 on Apple M1 and M2 Macs

Running Windows 11 on Apple M1 and M2 Macs is now supported, with Microsoft offering the option to either use Windows 365 to run Windows 11 on a software-as-a-service basis, or alternatively, users can use Parallels Desktop to virtually run Windows 11 on an M-series Mac.

Skype’s annual revenue takes a major hit, drops by 74.5% in approximately 10 years

A new report has suggested that Skype’s annual revenue has dropped 74.5% over the past 10 years, particularly with fewer purchases of Skype Credit.

That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.