Microsoft shuts Twitter AI bot after it learns racism from Twitter users

Posted in Software on 25th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Microsoft launched an AI on Twitter for a playful chat with people, only to silence it within 24 hours as users started sharing racist and offensive comments with the bot.

Minecraft to run artificial intelligence experiments

Posted in Games on 14th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Minecraft is to become a testing ground for artificial intelligence experiments.

Minecraft to launch education edition

Posted in Games on 19th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

More than 7,000 classrooms around the world already use Minecraft in some form.

Microsoft and launch Minecraft tutorial to teach kids how to code

Posted in Games on 17th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

Microsoft has announced a partnership with that will see Minecraft arrive on the education agenda.

Microsoft patent lets Kinect make a physical 3D model of your face

Posted in Software on 12th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Microsoft has been granted a patent for tech that converts the 3D scan data collected by the Kinect gaming sensor into a real physical replica of the scanned object.