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After You Die, Microsoft Wants to Resurrect You as a Chatbot - 0 views

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    "Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent to Microsoft that outlines a process to create a conversational chatbot of a specific person using their social data. In an eerie twist, the patent says the chatbot could potentially be inspired by friends or family members who are deceased, which is almost a direct plot of a popular episode of Netflix's Black Mirror."
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After industry adopts open video standards, MPEG founder says the end is nigh / Boing B... - 0 views

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    "The triumph of open standards has manifestly demoralized Chiariglione, who grudgingly admits that a combination of rent-seeking by MPEG members and legal threats from patent trolls has spelled the end of the "business model" of creating standards for the purpose of allowing companies to charge royalties for everyday technological activities by injecting their patents into it."
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Microsoft Channels 'Black Mirror': Turn Deceased People Into Chatbots | IndieWire - 0 views

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    "As reported by The Independent this week, Microsoft has been granted a patent that allows the company "to make a chatbot using the personal information of deceased people." Under the patent, Microsoft can create an artificial intelligence bot "based on images, voice data, social media posts, electronic message, and more personal information" of a deceased person."
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Documentary On The History Of Apple And Microsoft Show It Was All About Copying, Not Pa... - 0 views

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    "There are two key themes that stand out incredibly strongly in this: both Microsoft and Apple did an awful lot of what they did by shamelessly copying the work of others, and the big companies floating around the space (mainly IBM and Xerox) clearly had no clue at all about what was going on."
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Google's 'Pay Per Gaze' and the Future of Connected Advertising - 0 views

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    "While Google has played down the notion of rolling out anything soon (it will take years until Glass builds up enough users to make it worthwhile), marketers can't stop buzzing about the possibility of paying for ads in the physical world based on user engagement and reactions. The patent even details how a device like Google Glass could infer a user's emotional response to an ad - whether they were happy, sad or indifferent - and adjust pricing accordingly."
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Creators of MP3 bring it to an end - 0 views

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    "Two decades on, the institute has decided to terminate the licensing programme for some MP3-related patents which effectively halts industry support. Although users can still listen to their MP3 files, inventors of new technologies will probably not include the file format in their blueprints as they turn to more advanced alternatives."
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