UK Regulator Won’t Investigate Microsoft-Mistral AI Partnership

UK Regulator Won’t Investigate Microsoft-Mistral AI Partnership

The United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will not investigate Microsoft’s partnership with artificial intelligence (AI) startup Mistral AI. “The CMA has decided that Microsoft Corporation’s partnership with Mistral AI does not qualify for investigation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2022,” the regulator said in a Friday (May 17) update. The …

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Visa and SKUx Team to Promote Digital Consumer Payments

Visa and SKUx Team to Promote Digital Consumer Payments

Visa has launched a collaboration with digital payments company SKUx. “The agreement will accelerate digital transformation for select merchants and consumer packaged goods companies that leverage SKUx’s payment-based offer solutions — supporting a variety of client use cases; from customer acquisition, to loyalty, to consumer care and recovery, while ensuring a seamless, end-to-end consumer experience,” the companies said in …

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Anthropic Says Partnerships Give It Greater Independence

Anthropic Says Partnerships Give It Greater Independence

Artificial intelligence (AI) startup Anthropic has defended its decisions to partner with Amazon and Google, saying that collaborating with two companies gives it greater independence than it would have if it teamed up with only one. “That independence and that choice is one thing that I think differentiates Anthropic from some of these other deals,” Anthropic Co-Founder and CEO …

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Google Opens Its Digital Wallet to Users In India

Google Opens Its Digital Wallet to Users In India

Google’s digital wallet is now available in the world’s most populous country. The tech giant announced Wednesday (May 8) that the Google Wallet was now open to users India, with a focus on “localized experiences.” “To start, we’ve partnered with over 20 of India’s top brands, offering one of the widest ranges of partners for any digital …

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Quantum Computing May Boost AI Capabilities

Quantum Computing May Boost AI Capabilities

Quantum computing and artificial intelligence (AI) are converging, promising to push computing boundaries to transform industries and accelerate discoveries. Quantum computers harness quantum mechanics principles to perform complex calculations. They could turbocharge AI systems’ processing power by leveraging quantum bits (qubits) properties like superposition and entanglement. This quantum-AI synergy could tackle computationally-intensive tasks beyond classical …

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Sydney a logical choice for $10m grant to suppress quantum errors

Sydney a logical choice for m grant to suppress quantum errors

Quantum promise The quantum revolution promises to radically change technology through the development of machines that can calculate in completely new ways. By exploiting the strange nature of matter at the smallest scales, quantum machines offer pathways to develop new materials, design new pharmaceuticals and chemistry. The limits of its promise are unknown. However, the …

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Accenture and Oracle Partner on Generative AI for Finance Teams

Accenture and Oracle Partner on Generative AI for Finance Teams

Accenture and Oracle expanded their partnership to help clients accelerate their adoption of generative artificial intelligence in the finance organization. The new solutions offered through this collaboration aim to help chief financial officers reinvent financial planning and analysis, optimize operations and fuel growth, the companies said in a Monday (May 6) press release. “Our clients are laser-focused on moving beyond …

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Conduent Forms Generative AI Partnership With Microsoft

Conduent Forms Generative AI Partnership With Microsoft

Business solutions and services company Conduent launched an artificial intelligence-focused agreement with Microsoft. The partnership, announced in a Monday (April 29) press release, will begin by exploring generative AI use for healthcare claims management, customer service and fraud detection. “Generative AI has the power to transform how businesses and organizations operate — serving as a force-multiplier to improve efficiencies and …

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Visa and Skipify Link ‘Click to Pay’ and Digital Wallet

Visa and Skipify Link ‘Click to Pay’ and Digital Wallet

Visa and Skipify partnered to streamline consumers’ checkout experience with Skipify’s next-generation digital wallet. The collaboration will enable Skipify customers in a growing number of global markets to link Visa Click to Pay cards with their Skipify Connected Wallet, the companies said in a Thursday (April 4) press release. When this direct connection is enabled, Skipify’s identity-powered wallet will recognize the …

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How The Stargate Project Could Change AI

How The Stargate Project Could Change AI

OpenAI and Microsoft’s reported $100 billion data center project could create advanced, human-like language models that understand context, emotions and nuance, potentially revolutionizing artificial intelligence (AI) and commerce, experts said. The project underscores the growing importance of AI in driving innovation and shaping the future of commerce. Experts said that as major tech players invest heavily in AI research …

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