In case you missed it, here are five of the top stories from Microsoft Europe from the past month:
This time it’s personal: the financial industry is banking on AI to better serve customers
Microsoft’s EMEA President Michel van der Bel has a fascinating discussion with global AI and fintech influencer Spiros Margaris about the impact of AI in the financial industry, and the importance of culture and leadership in technology adoption.
POLITICO Europe elects Microsoft technology to power its innovative new Elections hub
In collaboration with Microsoft, POLITICO Europe launched a new Elections hub to report on the 2019 European Parliamentary elections. One of the key features of the hub is a stunning interactive data visualization – built with Microsoft Power BI – which can be previewed in the full story.
Volkswagen and Microsoft partner to create new Automotive Cloud
As part of its plan to transform itself into a digital services-driven company, Volkswagen announced a partnership with Microsoft to develop the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud. Looking beyond electric cars and autonomous technology, the German automaker’s ambition is to create a seamless experience for drivers from the moment they enter, use, and leave their vehicles.
Knowledge is the best defence
In 2016, Microsoft commissioned a survey to help determine the impact of tech support scams. Now, a new updated survey has been carried out, having been expanded to 16 countries, to study these scams and their impact on consumers. Surprisingly, the results show that Gen Z, millennials and males are the groups that are the most vulnerable to these scams. The full report is available to read and download in the link below.
Empowering the world: AI should be like software – we need to democratize it, says Microsoft’s CTO for AI, Joseph Sirosh
Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft’s CTO for AI, left thousands of attendees with food for thought during his keynote on the opening day of the World Summit AI in Amsterdam earlier this month. Showcasing a variety of AI demos – including an AI-powered, camera-toting prosthetic arm, Sirosh’s speech was delivered the same week as Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence Report – a survey which shows the importance of emotional intelligence when it comes to AI use in organisations,