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Mars spacecraft gets Windows 98 upgrade that makes it 5x better

The European Space Agency (ESA) will be rolling out an update for the Mars Express spacecraft that will bring massive improvements to the orbiter’s science capabilities. VIEW GALLERY – 2 IMAGES The Mars Express space exploration mission conducted by the European Space Agency launched on June 2, 2003, and since then, the orbiter has been …

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Microsoft Limits Public Access to AI-Powered Facial Analysis Features

Microsoft recently announced phasing out public access to AI-powered Facial Analysis features in several Azure services. The decision is part of a broader review of Microsoft’s AI ethics policies. The company’s updated Responsible AI Standards, first announced in 2019, emphasizes accountability in determining who uses its services as well as increased human oversight over where …

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Apple seeds fourth macOS Monterey 12.5 beta to developers

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple has seeded the fourth beta build of its upcoming macOS Monterey 12.5 software update to developers about two weeks after providing the previous …

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AI ethics overhaul: Microsoft to phase out public access to controversial facial recognition tool

One of Microsoft’s AI-powered facial analysis products, which purports to determine emotions based on videos and images of participants, is apparently being phased out of public access. Because there are no universal facial expressions, and even if there were, they would vary between groups, and because it is blatantly unscientific to “equate exterior displays of …

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Apple seeds second developer betas of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, tvOS 16, watchOS 9

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple is now on its second round of betas for its milestone operating system releases, with developers able to try out fresh builds of …

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Why Microsoft is retiring its facial recognition AI that can detect emotions

Microsoft has announced that the company will “retire” its facial recognition technology that can deduce emotions and other attributes like — age, gender and hair. The software giant has updated its blog post with a new report to make this announcement. Microsoft is shutting down this important project as a reply to the criticism piling …

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Compared: AirPods Max vs Master & Dynamic MW75

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Master & Dynamic’s MW75 are high-quality headphones offering ANC features, directly competing against Apple’s AirPods Max. Here’s how the premium personal audio accessories compare. …

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Microsoft Launches New Storage Optimized VMs with Lasv3 and Lsv3

Recently Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of new storage-optimized Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). These VMs are the Lasv3 and Lsv3 series designed to run workloads requiring high throughput and IOPS, including big data applications, SQL and NoSQL databases, distributed file systems, and data analytics engines. The Lasv3 and Lsv3 VM series provide faster processors, …

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