Microsoft’s Chris Young on Bringing AI to Main Street

Microsoft has spent most of this year touting the promise of artificial intelligence and how it can reshape society. The job for Chris Young, head of Microsoft’s corporate strategy, is making sure that hype turns into purchases of Microsoft’s AI tools. Young leads a hundreds-strong team that works with outside partners like Facebook parent Meta … Read more

Elon Musk Says His New AI Bot ‘Grok’ Will Have Sarcasm and Access to X Information

Updated Nov. 4, 2023 1:44 pm ET Elon Musk gave a glimpse of his artificial-intelligence startup’s first product: a bot named Grok whose sense of humor he demonstrated with jokes about Sam Bankman-Fried and how to make cocaine. Musk, with a series of posts late Friday on X, included what he indicated were sample responses … Read more

The Salty, Soothing Twist of Pretzels

If you asked most people whether they would like to eat dough which has been dipped in caustic soda—the stuff you use to unblock drains—I don’t imagine they would be too keen. Yet that is exactly what a pretzel is, a snack whose deep brown shininess is usually achieved by a brief dip in water … Read more

Google’s Cloud Sales Disappoint as Advertising Rebounds

Updated Oct. 24, 2023 6:08 pm ET Google reported its strongest business growth in more than a year but disappointed investors with relatively weak cloud-computing sales, delivering a mixed picture as it continues to wrestle with competitors developing artificial-intelligence tools. Google’s parent company Alphabet reported third-quarter revenue of $77 billion Tuesday, up 11% from the same … Read more

Tech, Media & Telecom Roundup: Market Talk

Updated Oct. 24, 2023 5:04 pm ET The latest Market Talks covering Technology, Media and Telecom. Published exclusively on Dow Jones Newswires at 4:20 ET, 12:20 ET and 16:50 ET. 1640 ET – Microsoft’s booming cloud business made up for a still-lagging personal computing segment. The tech giant’s cloud revenue increased 24% to $31.8 billion, … Read more

WSJ Tech Live 2023: Tech Leaders Discuss the World-Changing Potential of AI, and Some of Its Risks

Updated Oct. 17, 2023 7:31 pm ET Tech leaders convened on The Wall Street Journal’s annual Tech Live conference this week, where discussions focused on the fast-paced changes wrought by artificial intelligence across business, technology and policy-making. Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8

Your Medical Devices Are Getting Smarter. Can the FDA Keep Up?

Use of AI means devices and apps can learn and change over time, creating challenges for regulators who need to make sure they’re safe Source link

AI's Costly Buildup Could Make Early Products a Hard Sell

Microsoft, Google, Adobe and other companies are experimenting with an array of tactics to make, market and charge for AI. Source link

Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Harvard's Claudia Goldin for Work on Gender Gaps

The economic historian and labor economist has tracked the changing fortunes of women in the workplace as it changed from farm to factory to office. Source link