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Is AI Going to Change Backup and Recovery Strategies?

If you’re following industry trends, there’s no doubt that generative AI is the hottest new technology of the past year. And with Microsoft, Google, and other major tech companies jumping on this generative AI bandwagon, this trend isn’t going to be abated anytime soon. In IT, a rapidly growing number of software vendors now have...


Meta Llama 2

Microsoft to Distribute Llama 2, Meta’s Open-Source Alternative to OpenAI LLM Models

Microsoft announced at its Inspire conference yesterday that it’s expanding its AI partnership with Meta to accelerate innovation in that field. Microsoft will be Meta’s preferred partner to distribute Llama 2, the company’s next-gen and open-source large language model (LLM) designed for commercial use.  Over the past couple of months, the AI conversation has mostly…

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Windows 11 approved hero 3

Windows Copilot Brings AI Personal Assistant to Windows 11

Today at Build 2023, Microsoft announced Windows Copilot for Windows 11. As the first PC operating system to include integrated artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, like those found in ChatGPT and Bing Chat, Microsoft is centralizing AI features already available in Bing Chat as a new capability in Windows 11. It will also allow users to…

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Google I/O conference 2023

Google Announces Duet AI But Can It Compete with Microsoft 365 Copilot?

Google shows off its competitor to Microsoft 365 Copilot, Duet AI, at its I/O conference this week. I look at what Google announced and what Microsoft also revealed about its own AI tech recently as it enters wider testing. More Google I/O news on Petri: Google Introduces Duet AI With Generative AI Features for Workspace…

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Duet AI for Google Cloud Brings Code and Chat Assistance to Developers

Google kicked off its annual I/O developer conference yesterday by showing it was very serious about catching up to competitors in the AI space. Duet AI is the new name of Google’s generative AI efforts, and the company detailed yesterday what to expect from Duet AI in Google Workspace, as well as Duet AI for…

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Hero approved Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 Copilot Early Access Program Now Available

Microsoft announced today the launch of its Microsoft 365 Copilot Early Access Program, which is an invitation-only paid preview of the ChatGPT-based AI features it announced for Microsoft 365 apps and services in March this year. The program will be available to 600 customers worldwide. Microsoft 365 Copilot Early Access Program expands on initial trial…

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Amazon Bedrock Brings Generative AI Capabilities to AWS

Amazon announced yesterday Amazon Bedrock, a new platform allowing organizations to build and scale generative AI applications in the likes of OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Despite being the leading cloud provider with Amazon Web Services, the company was a bit late to join the generative AI race but it’s well positioned to catch up.  “At AWS, we…

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Nvidia Unveils H100 NVL Inference Platform Optimized for Large Language Model Deployments

Nvidia unveiled this week four new inference platforms optimized for generative AI applications such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT. The new platforms include Nvidia’s latest GPU innovations and inference software to deliver optimal performance for AI-based workloads such as large language model (LLM) deployment, image creation, and AI-powered video.  “The rise of generative AI is requiring more…

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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Adds New Open-Source Capabilities to Azure AI

Microsoft announced yesterday several new features for developers at its Azure Open Source Day 2023. The company explained that these capabilities enable software developers to quickly build intelligent applications. “Most companies have leveraged AI to improve efficiency and costs. Large AI applications leveraging natural language processing (NLP), automatic speech recognition (ASR), and text-to-speech (TTS) are…

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Cloud Conversations

Cloud Conversations – Al Eardley on Microsoft Technology Center and Microsoft Certifications

Cloud Conversations is a weekly podcast that we’ll be featuring here on Petri. It’s about everything connected to cloud computing, including technologies like Azure, Microsoft 365, Power Platform, Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM), Microsoft Defender, Windows, Intune, and much more! Cloud Conversations – Al Eardley on Microsoft Technology Center and Microsoft Certifications Al Eardley is a Modern Work and Security Technical…

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