Microsoft will increase its use of artificial intelligence (AI) in order to improve the company’s products, chief executive Satya Nadella said when revealing the tech giant’s latest financial results. The company behind the Windows PC software reported revenue of 24.1 billion US dollars (£19.1bn) in the three months to December 31, up on the 23.8 […]

Poker robot a high roller as it trounces the world’s best players

A robot is trouncing some of the world’s best poker players in a marathon 20-day session, using levels of intuition and deception that have big implications away from the gaming table. The Libratus computer programme from Carnegie Mellon University will play a total of 120,000 hands of no-limit Texas Hold’em against four professionals competing for […]

Cyber attack forces largest NHS Trust in England to shut down its systems

The largest NHS trust in England has been hit by a cyber-attack that could affect thousands of files across at least four London hospitals. Barts health trust, which runs five hospitals in east London – the Royal London, St Bartholomew’s, Whipps Cross, Mile End and Newham – has sent a message to staff urging them not to […]

WhatsApp encryption vulnerability allows messages to be intercepted

A WhatsApp encryption vulnerability may enable messages sent using the service to be intercepted, a security expert has revealed. Tobias Boelter, a researcher at the University of California, found an issue that allows the way data is encrypted to be changed without users’ consent, according to The Guardian. He said WhatsApp can force the generation of new […]

Salesforce to integrate commerce cloud with Facebook dynamic ads to give brands new leverage

It’s clear that connected shoppers are fundamentally transforming retail, interacting with brands through many touch points including web, mobile, online marketplaces, stores, ads, connected devices, and of course social media. Shoppers increasingly use these touchpoints not just to collect information, but to actually buy products. This means that the shopper journey has shifted almost entirely […]