I spent a year building a spellchecker, and all I got is some grumbling to share. When I started rebuilding the world’s most popular spellchecker, I had several goals. But the main one was: understand spellchecking better, share this understanding with others, and, ideally, push spellchecking development a little bit. Photo by Michael Dziedzic on U ...
Oscar Spencer recently presented Grain, a new strongly-typed, high-level language that compiles to WebAssembly. Grain includes functional programming features (e.g., type inference, pattern matching, closures) while allowing mutable variables. Grain also has a standard library with composite data structures (Option, Stack, Result) and system calls
Today, organizations look for more effective ways to deliver customer service solutions to their customers. Customers seek faster and more precise self-service support options, while businesses seek to satisfy their customers with faster, better customer service. The intersection of these needs can be met with Microsoft Power Virtual Agents. In thi
Our short-term strategy involved developing an in-house Canary deployment process powered by a custom Kubernetes controller.Read the full story ...
Today, people around the globe—from teachers to small-business owners to finance executives—use Microsoft Excel to make sense of the information that occupies their respective worlds, and whether they realize it or not, in doing so, they’re taking on the role of programmer. In this episode, Senior Principal Research Manager Andy Gordon, who leads t
Bill.com, a cloud-based payments service for SMBs, has agreed to acquire expense management software provider Divvy for $2.5B in cash and stock (Luisa Beltran/Barron's Online)
Luisa Beltran / Barron's Online: Bill.com, a cloud-based payments service for SMBs, has agreed to acquire expense management software provider Divvy for $2.5B in cash and stock — The fintech Bill.com is buying Divvy, an expense reporting start-up, for $2.5 billion. — The deal, announced Thursday, calls for Bill.com …
It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary-worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, starte
How AI Dungeon, a text adventure game that uses the GPT-3 text generator, can create sex scenes involving children, and why attempts to stop it aren't working (Tom Simonite/Wired)
Tom Simonite / Wired: How AI Dungeon, a text adventure game that uses the GPT-3 text generator, can create sex scenes involving children, and why attempts to stop it aren't working — The game touted its use of the GPT-3 text generator. Then the algorithm started to generate disturbing stories, including sex scenes involving children.
Twitter today confirmed earlier reports that it’s testing a new Tip Jar feature. The new addition utilizes a number of different payment platforms, including PayPal, Venmo, Patreon, Cash App and Bandcamp (all region-dependent). “Tip Jar is an easy way to support the incredible voices that make up the conversation on Twitter,” the company wrote in [