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Last Generation of Xbox 360 Gets Update After Two Years From Microsoft

Microsoft went forward in its gaming consoles category with the release of Xbox One and Xbox One X in 2013 and 2017 respectively.

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Microsoft introduced Cortana on Windows Phone four years ago. In Windows 10, it became the core search functionality.Pixabay

Microsoft has rolled out a new update for its last-generation gaming console Xbox 360, launched in 2005. It was last updated in March 2016.

“There are no specific details about what it does, other than bringing ‘minor bug fixes and improvements’,” Techspot reported on Monday.

The gaming console in 2016 was updated with similar bug-fixing and improvement oriented amendments in its software, a month before Microsoft announced it was ceasing production of new Xbox 360s.

Microsoft has rolled out a new update for its last-generation gaming console Xbox 360, launched in 2005. It was last updated in March 2016.
Xbox 360 got last update in year 2016. Pixabay

“After moving 84 million units during its run, Xbox 360 is one of the best-selling home consoles of all time,” the report claimed.

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Microsoft went forward in its gaming consoles category with the release of Xbox One and Xbox One X in 2013 and 2017 respectively, which were advanced and technology wise up-to-date versions of the 2005 console model.

Even though Microsoft put a halt on the production of Xbox 360, it did continue to support the machine with Xbox live, marketplace features, updates and more, Techspot reported. (IANS)

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Microsoft to Invest $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence Start-Up Called OpenAI

The resulting enhancements to the Azure platform will also help developers build the next generation

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The multi-year partnership will jointly develop new supercomputing technologies on Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform. Pixabay

Microsoft on Monday announced to invest $1 billion in Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up called OpenAI. The multi-year partnership will jointly develop new supercomputing technologies on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform.

The resulting enhancements to the Azure platform will also help developers build the next generation of AI applications, Microsoft said in a statement.

“By bringing together OpenAI’s breakthrough technology with new Azure AI supercomputing technologies, our ambition is to democratize AI – while always keeping AI safety front and centre – so everyone can benefit,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said.

OpenAI will port its services to run on Microsoft Azure, which it will use to create new AI technologies and deliver on the promise of artificial general intelligence.

Microsoft, Artificial Intelligence, OpenAI
Microsoft on Monday announced to invest $1 billion in Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up called OpenAI. Pixabay

Microsoft will also become OpenAI’s preferred partner for commercialising new AI technologies.

The companies will focus on building a computational platform in Azure of unprecedented scale, which will train and run increasingly advanced AI models, include hardware technologies.

“The creation of AI will be the most important technological development in human history, with the potential to shape the trajectory of humanity,” OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said.

Over the past decade, innovative applications of deep neural networks coupled with increasing computational power have led to continuous AI breakthroughs in areas such as vision, speech, language processing, translation, robotic control and even gaming.

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“OpenAI and Microsoft’s vision is for artificial general intelligence to work with people to help solve currently intractable multidisciplinary problems, including global challenges such as climate change, more personalized healthcare and education,” said the companies. (IANS)