Microsoft news recap: developed a bot that can draw anything, Barcelona ditching Microsoft for open source alternatives and more
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 Research created a bot that can draw anything you want
Microsoft’s Research division has developed a bot that can draw anything that’s asked of it. From caption-like descriptions, it uses the words to work out what it’s being asked to draw, pixel-by-pixel, and then delivers the final image.
EU congratulates tech companies on removing hate speech
Microsoft, along with other tech companies, has been praised by the EU for helping deal with online hate speech. The EU thanked tech companies involved in a voluntary Code of Conduct, which lead to an increase in online hate speech being removed.
Barcelona to replace Microsoft solutions with open source software
Barcelona has announced that it is to replace Microsoft solutions with open source alternatives, part of a cost-cutting measure that is being seen throughout European countries to reduce governmental cost on I.T.
Microsoft cancels all HealthVault Insights mobile apps
Microsoft has announced that it is ending all of its HealthVault Insights mobile apps for all platforms. A statement on the HealthVault website read:
We’ve made the decision to remove HealthVault Insights from the iOS, Android and Windows stores effective later this month. This change will have no impact on the data users generated in HealthVault Insights, which will continue be accessible via the HealthVault website. Thank you for participating in our project. Please contact our support team if you have any question
That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.Further reading: European Commission, HealthVault Insights, Microsoft, Microsoft Research