In Brief: Microsoft will discontinue sales of its emotion-reading tech feature, according to Microsoft’s Azure AI unit

This follows increased concern from US and EU lawmakers over how biometric technology is being used by companies, and Mircrosoft’s own research that resulted in a lack of consensus that the mechanism worked.

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Microsoft Lets Publishers Block Bing Chat Separately from Bing Search

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Nearly one-third of major news publishers have blocked generative AI tools from reading their content.   But that’s a drastic measure which could also exclude their results from conventional search engines.  Microsoft has just given publishers the option to block access by Bing Chat without also removing their content from search results.  We’ll see if competitors do the same.

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