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- AI brings a tech-tonic shift for nonprofits
AI has been quietly making its way into our lives for years now in everything from speech recognition to streaming sites that point us toward movies we’re likely to enjoy. But it was the recent release of ChatGPT that really got everyone’s attention and made clear just how far-reaching the impact of AI will be... The post AI brings a tech-tonic shift for nonprofits appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.
- The journey to water positive
This week, leaders from around the world are attending the first water-focused event hosted by the United Nations in 46 years. It’s an opportunity to search for answers as the world struggles with increasingly extreme water challenges highlighted in the recent IPCC report. Water is a precious finite resource, essential for life. For Microsoft, water... The post The journey to water positive appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.
- Is Russia regrouping for renewed cyberwar?
As the second year of the Russian war in Ukraine commences, a detailed survey of the cyberattacks used during the first year of the war, and especially new developments we have observed in recent months, provide hints of what the future of this hybrid war may hold. Since the start of the war, Russia has... The post Is Russia regrouping for renewed cyberwar? appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.
- Collaboration is crucial to strengthening cybersecurity
Last week, the Biden-Harris administration released its National Cybersecurity Strategy, renewing the U.S. government’s vision and objectives for realizing a safe and secure digital ecosystem this decade. Microsoft shares the strategy’s vision and believes focused work across its objectives can fundamentally enhance the nation’s cyber readiness. We’re especially encouraged by the administration’s focus on public-private... The post Collaboration is crucial to strengthening cybersecurity appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.
- Microsoft’s Annual Ability Summit: Exploring the technology, people, partnerships and policies driving a more accessible future
Today, we kick off the 13th annual Microsoft Ability Summit, a day dedicated to the conversations that will advance the future of accessibility and disability inclusion. This year, Microsoft senior leaders including CEO Satya Nadella, and policy leaders such as Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, will join us at the summit, along with 20,000 attendees... The post Microsoft’s Annual Ability Summit: Exploring the technology, people, partnerships and policies driving a more accessible future appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.
- The imperative for digital development and public private partnerships in Least Developed Countries
On March 5, the United Nations Secretary-General will convene leaders from around the world, civil society and the private sector in Doha, Qatar, with the goal of accelerating sustainable development for the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Fifty years after the LDCs were classified by the UN as nations most in need of social, economic... The post The imperative for digital development and public private partnerships in Least Developed Countries appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.
- Making IP a force-enabler for solving big problems
The world continues to confront compounding health, economic and humanitarian crises. We face urgent challenges like carbon in our atmosphere and declining growth of the working age population in developed countries. Microsoft believes that technology – particularly artificial intelligence (AI) – has great potential to help address these problems. The ability to uncover new insights... The post Making IP a force-enabler for solving big problems appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.
- Microsoft TechSpark: Growing economic opportunity across the United States
Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. Rapid advancement in technology is creating new opportunities in a digital economy, changing how we communicate, learn, work and access healthcare and other essential services. But these opportunities remain out of reach for many in rural communities, small or midsize cities, or underserved areas of larger metropolitan areas.... The post Microsoft TechSpark: Growing economic opportunity across the United States appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.
- New Microsoft research illustrates the online risks and value of safety tools to keep kids safer in the digital environment
Tomorrow is international Safer Internet Day, a global event bringing people together to create a safer internet. For the past six years, Microsoft has taken this opportunity to advocate for digital civility – treating those we meet online with dignity and respect – and released research to help better understand peoples’ online experiences. This year,... The post New Microsoft research illustrates the online risks and value of safety tools to keep kids safer in the digital environment appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.
- Iran responsible for Charlie Hebdo attacks
Today, Microsoft’s Digital Threat Analysis Center (DTAC) is attributing a recent influence operation targeting the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo to an Iranian nation-state actor. Microsoft calls this actor NEPTUNIUM, which has also been identified by the U.S. Department of Justice as Emennet Pasargad. In early January, a previously unheard-of online group calling itself “Holy... The post Iran responsible for Charlie Hebdo attacks appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.