Above: A screenshot shows the acronyms feature in Microsoft Word.Microsoft is adding a host of new capabilities to its Office productivity suite that are aimed at using machine learning to help people get their work done more efficiently. Outlook, Excel, and Word will all benefit, with new features rolling out to a limited set of users in the coming months and then expanding to a broader set of people later on.
Above: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in an American Technology Council roundtable, accompanied by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple (L) and Satya Nadella CEO of Microsoft Corporation at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2017.
Google’s DeepMind subsidiary released a tool that’s designed to help people learn to play Go like its superhuman AlphaGo program. The system, called AlphaGo Teach, lets users click through the opening moves of a game, viewing AlphaGo’s expected win probabilities for different moves.
Above: The AWS logo hangs in the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 30, 2017.Amazon Web Services quietly planted another stake in the workplace software-as-a-service market last night with the launch of a new single sign-on offering. It’s a free service that lets companies provide their employees with a single set of credentials for logging into a variety of different applications.
Above: Brendan Burns, the cofounder of Kubernetes and a distinguished engineer at Microsoft, announces the first iteration of the Metaparticle framework at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Austin, Texas on December 6, 2017.
Microsoft continued its support for the Kubernetes open source project today, with the unveiling of several enhancements to systems that are designed to make it easier for developers to connect that system with the tech titan’s Azure cloud platform.
Above: Amazon CTO Werner Vogels speaks at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 30, 2017.Amazon Web Services launched a new service today that’s designed to provide developers with a full development environment running in its cloud. Called AWS Cloud9, it’s designed to give developers a collaborative workspace for writing code and running terminal commands necessary to create and deploy software.