Lyrebird is a AI technology that can create the most realistic artificial voices in the world . You need to login / Signup to applicaiton and record your voice samples thats it . It will speak the word you havent said , you just need to type what you want to listen . Here is detail coverage Bloomberg about Lyrebird’s AI technology .
Lyrebird has mimic the voice samples of POTUS Donald Trump , here is it
Its Bitcoin & other cyrptocurrencies exchange platform .
It will convert Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies into U.S Dollars.
New York Stock Exchange and other global marketplaces announced new company called Bakkt
Aims to transform Bitcoin into a trusted global currency with broad usage.
Intercontinental exchange teaming with Microsoft , BCG and Starbucks .
Bakkt is designed to serve as a scalable on-ramp for institutional, merchant, and consumer participation in digital assets by promoting greater efficiency, security, and utility,” said Kelly Loeffler, the chief executive officer of Bakkt .
Starbucks is partnering with Microsoft to bring up Bitcoin to Coffee chain – “buy, sell, store and spend digital assets.”
What drives you to work at Microsoft ?
Taking my passion and connecting it into real world . Curiosity , love of ideas and ability to translate that into impact.
How do you compensate customer success ?
By NPS (Net Promoter or Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a management tool that can be used to gauge the loyalty of a firm’s customer relationships. It serves as an alternative to traditional customer satisfaction research and claims to be correlated with revenue growth.)
On GitHub acquisition
Microsoft is a developer tool company first and all in for open source . Now developer SAAS is at the center. Both companies will operate independantly . We both share same ethos.
Any more acquisitions on horizon ?
We look for basic 3 criterias , whether its an
Can add value
Can integrate well
A.I and Cloud
Use of A.I to solve accessibility challenges.
Toyota is using Microsoft Azure and Azure Edge platform to entirely optimize their supply chain systems.
Microsoft is doing capital investment of 4-5 billion $ on cloud per year.
Microsoft is certainly one of 3 main players amongst Google and Amazon.
A regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within EU and European Economic Area (EEA).
Enforcement date : 25th May 2018
It will bring to consumers with a right to know when their data has been hacked.
Google and Facebook hit with lawsuit after 25th May , which seek to fine Facebook 3.9 billion and Google with 3.7 billion euros.
Failure to comply with GDPR can result in a fine ranging from 10 million euros to four per cent of the company’s annual global turnover .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (/ˈhwɑːˌweɪ/; Chinese: 华为; pinyin: About this sound Huáwéi) is a Chinese multinational networking, telecommunications equipment, and services company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012. In 2017, Huawei became 83rd of Fortune Global 500 in Fortune Magazine.
3rd biggest smartphone maker behind Apple and Samsung
It is the largest telecom equipment maker in the world.
2 black men were arrested in Philadelphia Starrubucks stores asking to use restrooms . An Starbucks employee refused as they havent bought anything . The men sat down and were asked to leave and employee called the police.
Action taken by Starbucks
Starbuck has decided to close nation wide 8,000 stores to give training to all employess on racial bias.Starbucks will close the stores May 29 to offer the training to 175,000 employees .“I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” Kevin R. Johnson (CEO , Starbucks).
Handling the situation
Starbucks handled it very nicely by coming up solution of giving traning to all its employees . CEO (Kevin R. Johnson) has come out immediately and cleared Starbucks will not support any kind of racial bias and personally talked to 2 Black men those were arrested at Philadelphia store.
I think this is the way every organisation should react / response to such kinds of situations or crisis.
Batteries will replace Solar power technology soon , lets find out ?
– Currenly in U.S electricity is generated by either Wind mills but when wind goes down its generated by natural gas.
– As we go on building more solar panels the cost of making will get cheaper the price is reduced to 20%
as compared to last decade.
– Batteries are expensive , they are useful where Solar power less state like Hawaii .
– The Tesla Gigafactory 1 is a lithium-ion battery factory under construction, primarily for Tesla, Inc., at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) in Storey County (near the community of Clark, Nevada, United States).
– The factory started limited production of Powerwalls and Powerpacks in the first quarter of 2016 using battery cells produced elsewhere, and began mass production of cells in January 2017. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval estimated that Nevada would enjoy $100 billion in economic benefit over two decades from the construction and operation of this factory. The grand opening event was held on July 29, 2016.
– Research says as of now only 1/10 th of worlds power is produced by battery and next couple of decades it will make only 3%.
– All major players such as Samsung , LG investing huge amount in battery powers etc.
One of the famous quote by Legendary investor and Billionaire Warren Buffet : If you gave me $100 billion and said take away the soft drink leadership of Coca-Cola in the world, I’d give it back to you and say it can’t be done.
Here is info-graphics that shows How Buffet chooses stocks by Using Graham’s and Phil Fisher principles on investing in equity.