Microsoft G42 Investment Cuts UAE’s Ties with Huawei

On Monday, sources claim that the Microsoft deal to invest in G42 is said to be a positive step amid the United Arab Emirates severing ties with Huawei.

The agreement equates to a $1.50 billion investment in the artificial intelligence (AI) firm. White House official Tarun Chhabra stated that working with Microsoft to replace the Chinese tech firm is a development they encourage.

Moreover, Washington attempted to convince allies to cut connections with Huawei. This move was driven by fears that the equipment giant could spy on customers and relay the information to Beijing.

The Middle East has started prominently participating in tech competition between the US and China to dominate the AI market.

As part of the deal, the intelligence firm G42 would utilize Microsoft cloud services to run its AI applications. Both companies also provided security-related assurances to the US and UAE governments.

According to journalists, the agreement protected the products shared with G42. It included the move to remove Chinese gear and Huawei from the Emirati firm’s operations.

Chhabra noted that the Biden administration is closely monitoring the AI systems’ launch regarding concerns about export controls on the software.

He said they are monitoring the latest models’ releases, regardless of whether they are open-source or proprietary.

Dev Home Preview v0.15 Launched by Microsoft

Microsoft recently launched the new version of Dev Home, v0.15, which is accessible as an open source on GitHub. The improved functionality of the tool helps users set up their developer machine quickly.

Moreover, the new improvements in v0.15 provide WinGet DSC Integration. Microsoft’s latest machine configuration tool enables users to generate a configuration file after undergoing the setup flow.

Also, another experimental feature, Quickstart Playground, was added to Dev Home v0.15. It allows users to start a development project, using AI to speed up the process.


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