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Slice raises $7 million Seed round for AI-powered equity compliance platform
Israeli AI leaders AI21 Labs, Lightricks, D-ID launch new products for red-hot GenAI market
CTech introduces innovative AI-driven news experience ahead of Mind the Tech NY
HR unicorn Deel acquires people development platform Zavvy for around $20 million
Exodigo adds $105 million in new funding to modernize underground mapping
The female force rocketing Israel's David's Sling air defense system
Palo Alto Networks loses over $30 billion in market cap, sends shockwaves throughout cyber market
U.S. giant Workday acquiring HiredScore for hundreds of millions of dollars
Tech, war and motherhood: Meet Israel’s new generation of women venture capitalists
20 stories about Microsoft
Big Tech continues to soar as GenAI convinces Wall Street to reject overpricing predictions
Around 80% of the S&P 500 who have reported their earnings for Q4 of 2023 have exceeded expectations. Notably, reports from major companies such as Meta, Microsoft, and Amazon, which make up a significant portion of the index's growth, indicate a profound impact from the use of Generative AI
AI-powered nutrition solution wins Yazamiyot competition for women-led startups
The company anydish took the top spot in a women-led startup competition focused on supporting female entrepreneurship in Israel’s south following 7/10. The event, organized by Yazamiyot, Arieli Capital, and Mastercard’s FinSec, included a competition between five startups, with innovations focusing on real-time ultrasound diagnosis and alternative protein-rich foods.
"To be a female entrepreneur in Israel is difficult, but to be a woman leading a startup during wartime is even tougher"
Women-led startups from the south were the focus of an event led by Yazamiyot and Arieli Capital and held at Microsoft's offices in Be'er Sheva to discuss the challenges that female entrepreneurs are facing and how to support women-led startups in the south
Alphabet, Microsoft earnings shake AI companies, erase $190 billion
The selloff following the tech giants' reports after the bell underscored investors' elevated expectations following an AI-fueled stock market rally in recent months that propelled their shares to record highs with the promise of incorporating the technology across the corporate landscape
Microsoft looks at Israeli high-tech as its ‘Gas and Oil’ in the Middle East
As the company searches for potential growth engines in the region, it partnered with Sapiens as a way to better penetrate the insurtech industry.
Chief Scientist at Microsoft Israel R&D: "AI brings the biggest jump in productivity in 30 years"
Dr. Tomer Simon, the Chief Scientist of Microsoft Israel Research and Development, noted that, "Artificial intelligence is the most significant technology of this period—2023 witnessed a 29% increase in the efficiency and speed of work"
Despite—and because of—the challenges, bet on Israeli tech
Investing in Israeli tech is more than a financial decision; it's a bet on the nation's ability to innovate and overcome challenges, even in times of conflict
Microsoft Israel R&D Center engineers lead development of AI platform that stops cyberattacks
Dozens of engineers, researchers and machine learning experts across security teams at Microsoft Israel R&D led the 2-year long research and development process, analyzing various cyberattacks using information accumulated by Microsoft's security products
Inside Microsoft's Israel R&D Center: Almost $1B in annual income and an average monthly salary of $18k
According to documents seen by Calcalist, Microsoft's R&D center in Israel employs about 2,700 people and spent around $570 million on salaries in FY 2023
8 insights on the OpenAI saga: Winners, losers, and the road ahead
Altman reinstated as CEO, new board members announced, but questions linger
What’s behind the hasty firing of Sam Altman from OpenAI?
The CEO and co-founder of the artificial intelligence company was fired just half an hour before the official announcement was made; the board said that it "no longer has confidence" in his ability to lead the company, but did not provide explanations; it is believed that OpenAI's chief scientist Ilya Sutskever is behind the move; meanwhile, a conversation held by interim CEO Mira Murati didn't really help, and several senior employees resigned.
OpenAI's board ousted CEO Sam Altman: we lost confidence in him
CTech and Reuters
Altman was removed from his position because "he was not consistently candid in his communications with the board", the statement said. The company's CTO Mira Moratti will serve as interim CEO until a permanent CEO is found
Google and Microsoft CEOs come out in support of Israel
“Heartbroken by the horrific terrorist attacks on Israel and the escalating conflict,” wrote Microsoft’s Satya Nadella. “Google has 2 offices and over 2,000 employees in Israel. It’s unimaginable what they’re experiencing,” wrote Google’s Sundar Pichai
Bird’s eye view: "Bing AI still makes mistakes but we try to get it down to a minimum"
Dr. Sarah Bird, Responsible AI Leader at Microsoft, has been part of Bing's AI chat from the beginning. In an in-depth interview, she shares how it's taught not to be racist, chauvinistic or discriminatory and when it is okay for the model to behave “in a humanlike way and when is it crossing the line”
From dormancy to dominance: Microsoft's 1000% share surge defines a pivotal decade
The launch of a complementary software package for Microsoft 365 powered by artificial intelligence illustrates how the technology giant has continued to grow under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella
The Lanier sphere: "Artificial intelligence should be more like the Talmud"
Jaron Lanier is one of the most influential tech gurus in the world, one of the founders of the internet and the godfather of virtual reality. He’s also a sharp critic of the tech industry, even though he’s a senior employee at Microsoft. In an interview with Calcalist, he explains why AI should become like the Talmud
Generative AI “is not a trend” for employees, says Microsoft Israel
Alon Haimovich, Microsoft Israel Country General Manager, spoke to CTech during KPMG’s Work After Work event
Microsoft Israel GM: “AI will become the private tutor of every schoolkid”
Irad Atzmon Schmayer
Alon Haimovich, Israel Country General Manager at Microsoft, was speaking during a panel at the Work After Work event hosted by Calcalist and KPMG
Mony Hassid, Managing Partner at Microsoft’s M12, is stepping down
Hassid’s decision comes on the back of numerous personnel changes at Microsoft’s investment arm following the company’s decision earlier this year to develop a more focused investment strategy tightly aligned to Microsoft
14 Israeli startups selected for Microsoft’s fourth AI for Good acceleration program
The companies have been selected to promote sustainability and will receive benefits worth more than $350,000 and access to Microsoft and Open AI’s AI tools, with an emphasis on Responsible AI
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