2023-01-25 21:01:56

How will Satya Nadella handle Microsofts ChatGPT moment?

Logo The Economist
The Economist
By The Economist

Many who have met Satya Nadella like him. For those who havent, a skim through his autobiography endorses the view that the boss of Microsoft is an intelligent, decent sort of person. He is unassuming, with a passion for cricket. He is a listener, who encourages employees to share their personal as well as professional dreams. He writes about Buddhism, but not in a new-agey way. His son was born with cerebral palsy, so Mr Nadella seeks to understand suffering. At times, there is something gleefully Tigger-like about him, when he can barely contain his excitement about Microsofts new technologies. He describes one such eureka moment the first time he put on one of the firms HoloLens mixed-reality headsets and, thanks to a live feed from NASAs Mars rover, visualised himself walking on the red planet. It was, he wrote, a glimpse into the future. The experience was so inspiring, so moving, that one member of my leadership team cried.

Once again Mr Nadella is giddy with this-is-the-future euphoria. On January 23rd Microsoft announced its third investment, estimated at $10bn, in OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. The advanced artificial-intelligence (AI) tool lets users ask questions and get human-like, often funny responses. In the past few months it has grabbed headlines and become part of the zeitgeist. In no time, the wizardry of the technology, however error-prone, has led to its portrayal as a potential Kodak moment for Alphabet-owned Google, a boon to cancer research, the end of coding as you know it, and a nail in the coffin of the exam essay. In other words, its the tech hype cycle on steroids.

Continue read on economist.com

TechnologyBy Jordan Novet2023-01-25 01:11:49
Key Points Microsoft sees Azure growth slowing down in the next quarters as customers try to save money on their existing applications running in the cloud....

Logo Benzinga
Business / FinanceBy Adam Eckert2023-01-25 19:02:09
Jim Cramer has long said to wait to hear from management on conference calls before buying nameswhere guidance is held back. That advice could have saved...

Logo Nasdaq
Business / FinanceBy The Motley Fool2023-01-25 03:00:31
Image source: The Motley Fool. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Q2 2023 Earnings Call Jan 24, 2023, 5:30 p.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers...

Logo Benzinga
Business / FinanceBy Business Wire2023-01-25 17:10:00
Microsoft Modern Workplace solutions that deliver transformational results for Texas Department of Information Resources related agencies. CBTS, a leading...

Logo The Guardian
PoliticsBy John Crace2023-01-25 17:51:48
Praying. Waiting on a miracle. For much of Wednesday morning, Rishi Sunak was holed up in Downing Street. Staring at his phone. Willing it to ring. Nadhim?...

Logo Benzinga
Business / FinanceBy Shanthi Rexaline2023-01-25 11:00:20
Microsoft Corp. MSFT shares pulled back over 1% in after-hours trading on Tuesday in reaction to its fiscal year 2023 second-quarter results. The Microsoft...

Logo Channel NewsAsia
Business / FinanceBy Cna2023-01-25 14:00:31
Best News Website or Mobile Service WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards Worldwide Best News Website or Mobile Service Digital Media Awards Worldwide Microsoft...

Logo Daily Mail
Business / FinanceBy Daily2023-01-24 22:40:55
Microsoft shares jumped as it brushed off the gloom engulfing Silicon Valley and emerged as its Rock of Gibraltar. The tech giant said overall sales in the...

Logo EIN Presswire
Microsoft's Rachel Profit discusses important factors for digital transformation and shares what is coming up in change management.

Logo Nasdaq
Business / FinanceBy Rtt News2023-01-24 11:00:06
(RTTNews) - Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) will host a conference call at 5:30 PM ET on January 24, 2023, to discuss Q2 23 earnings results. To access the live...

Logo Channel NewsAsia
Business / FinanceBy Cna2023-01-25 00:53:37
Best News Website or Mobile Service WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards Worldwide Best News Website or Mobile Service Digital Media Awards Worldwide Microsoft Corp...

Logo Nasdaq
Business / FinanceBy The Motley Fool2023-01-25 14:03:30
January has been great for the Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX: ^IXIC), as the index has mounted a solid recovery to claw back some of its lost ground from...

Logo PR Newswire
TechnologyPress Release2023-01-25 12:00:00
● Crossed $100 million milestone with the signing of $11 million in new ARR through important wins in the large enterprise customer segment ● Strong...

Logo Benzinga
Business / FinanceBy Business Wire2023-01-25 13:05:00
B2B Buyers Abandon Traditional Mass-Market Chatbot Conversations Due to Irrelevant, Untimely Responses; Buyers Demand Accuracy, Immediacy, and Relevancy...

Business / FinanceBy Jordan Novet2023-01-24 17:00:11
Key Points Microsoft will report fiscal second-quarter results after the bell on Tuesday. Analysts have taken down their estimates because of flagging PC...

Logo Investing.com
EconomyBy Geoffrey Smith/Investing Com2023-01-25 12:00:33
By Geoffrey Smith Investing.com -- Stocks are set to open lower after Microsoft reported slowing demand even for the fastest-growing parts of its empire....

Business / FinanceBy Noah Sheidlower2023-01-25 17:58:09
Key Points New York Attorney General Letitia James pressed Madison Square Garden Entertainment about its reported use of facial recognition technology. MSG...

Business / FinanceBy Krystal Hur2023-01-25 17:16:41
Every weekday the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer holds a "Morning Meeting" livestream at 10:20 a.m. ET. Here's a recap of Wednesday's key moments. Don't...

Logo Benzinga
Business / FinanceBy Business Wire2023-01-25 11:06:00
Tecnotree, a global digital platform and services leader for 5G and cloud-native technology, post the acquisition of a North American AI/ML company in...

Logo BBC
TechnologyBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-24 22:03:57
Microsoft sales have slowed sharply as customers facing economic strains cut their spending on technology. The firm said sales rose just 2% in the three...