Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 7 and 8.1 (Neowin)

Neowin: Patch Tuesday: Here’s what’s new for Windows 7 and 8.1. “Today is Patch Tuesday, the second Tuesday of the month when Microsoft releases updates for all supported versions of Windows. While that means that all but one version of Windows 10 got cumulative updates, older versions like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 get updates as well. If you’re still on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, you’ll get KB4503292 as this month’s rollup.”

PC World: Microsoft adds AI capabilities to PowerApps and Flow to automate business tasks

PC World: Microsoft adds AI capabilities to PowerApps and Flow to automate business tasks. “Microsoft said Monday that it’s adding intelligence to its Microsoft Flow application as well as PowerApps, giving those apps to see the world—quite literally, in some cases. While end users are quite familiar with the standard Office apps—Excel, PowerPoint, and Word—Microsoft is trying to encourage end users to adopt PowerApps and Flow.”

CNET: Microsoft launches first AI hub to reverse talent flow to the coasts and bring non-PhDs into AI jobs

CNET: Microsoft launches first AI hub to reverse talent flow to the coasts and bring non-PhDs into AI jobs. “On Friday, the company announced that it’ll open its ‘first regional hub for AI’ in Louisville, Kentucky. The project will be an experiment to upskill people on how to work alongside AI and robots, and it’ll create a learning lab to prepare communities for the years ahead when AI and automation are going to disrupt the economy and the workforce.”

Engadget: Microsoft discreetly wiped its massive facial recognition database

Engadget: Microsoft discreetly wiped its massive facial recognition database. “Microsoft has been vocal about its desire to properly regulate facial recognition technology. The company’s president, Brad Smith, appealed directly to Congress last year to take steps to manage the tech, which he says has ‘broad societal ramifications and potential for abuse.’ Such are the company’s concerns that it even blocked the sales of the tech to California police forces. Now, Microsoft is continuing its crusade by quietly deleting its MS Celeb database, which contains more than 10 million images of some 100,000 people.”

Bing Blog: Bing turns 10!

Bing Blog: Bing turns 10!. “On June 3rd 2009, we debuted to the world with a fresh approach to search – one that was anchored around the mission of empowering people through knowledge – helping you do more, not just search more. A lot has happened since then, so we wanted to take a moment to look back and celebrate you – the people who have transformed the pursuit of answers into understanding, perspective and action.”

Bing turns 10: Why it’s been more disruptive than you think (Search Engine Land)

Search Engine Land: Bing turns 10: Why it’s been more disruptive than you think. “Ten years ago today, Microsoft launched Bing. A decade in, Bing’s evolution looks different depending on your perspective. After investing billions, Bing’s market share is still small, but Microsoft has stayed committed to search, used it to enhance its other products and has bigger plans ahead for its advertising business.”

TechCrunch: Microsoft’s new language learning app uses your phone’s camera and computer vision to teach vocabulary

TechCrunch: Microsoft’s new language learning app uses your phone’s camera and computer vision to teach vocabulary. “Eight Microsoft interns have developed a new language learning tool that uses the smartphone camera to help adults improve their English literacy by learning the words for the things around them. The app, Read My World, lets you take a picture with your phone to learn from a library of more than 1,500 words. The photo can be of a real-world object or text found in a document, Microsoft says.”