There is a storm coming for artificial intelligence relating to the use of copyrighted materials for training. Just because something is “publicly accessible” doesn’t make it OK to use in deep learning model-training and it might be time for some deep-unlearning.
On 4th May 2023, a leaked memo from a Google employee declared that the company “has no moats” when it comes to AI (artificial intelligence). A moat, in business strategy circles at least, means a competitive advantage that you can use to protect your business model. It means different things Continue Reading
Microsoft’s two major development platforms, .NET Framework and .NET Core, have converged in .NET 6, with major changes to .NET SPA web application development. You can hit F5 and be confident that everything just works, however, I couldn’t help spending some time digging into what’s going on under the hood… Continue Reading
This morning, while trying to debug our big ol’ web project in Visual Studio 2015 I encountered a problem – it held me up for a while so I wanted to quickly blog about the solution in case it hits you too. When hitting F5 to start debugging, Chrome launched Continue Reading
There has been much press this week about Microsoft’s new annual-update programme for its Windows operating system, purported to be called “Windows Blue”. This has been mostly driven by the leak of an early copy of Blue onto file sharing websites. WinSuperSite’s Paul Thurrott gives the best overview. As well Continue Reading
The founders of Facebook, Microsoft, Dropbox, Twitter and many more top tech companies have provided their voices and recognisable fizzogs to this latest video from Code.org. Code.org promotes the principle that nobody is born with the ability to code, or play basketball, or drive a racing car: it is a Continue Reading
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 (along with Windows Server 2012) represent Microsoft’s bet on the next four years of personal and business computing. Windows 8 is getting a lot of negative press, from everywhere, while Windows Phone 8 is slated to be the final nail in Nokia’s coffin. But Continue Reading