Microsoft set to acquire AI firm Nuance for about $16billion

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it would buy artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications Inc for about $16 billion, as it builds out its cloud strategy for healthcare and enterprise customers. The deal comes after the companies partnered in 2019 to automate clinical administrative work such as documentation and as Microsoft tries to… Read More Microsoft set to acquire AI firm Nuance for about $16billion

Iran accuses Israel of attack on Natanz nuclear site

Iran on Monday accused arch-foe Israel of sabotaging its key Natanz nuclear site and vowed revenge for an attack that appeared to be latest episode in a long-running covert war. Iran said the person who caused an electricity outage in one of the production halls at the underground uranium enrichment plant had been identified. “Necessary… Read More Iran accuses Israel of attack on Natanz nuclear site

Multiple victims reported following school at high school in Tennessee

Police in Knoxville, Tennessee said on Monday they were responding to reports of a shooting at a high school there with at least several victims. “Multiple gunshot victims reported, including a KPD officer. The investigation remains active at this time,” Knoxville police said on Twitter. Authorities did not say if the gunman had been taken… Read More Multiple victims reported following school at high school in Tennessee

Protests erupt following police shooting of Black man in Minneapolis

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets as angry protests erupted in a Minneapolis suburb after a 20-year-old Black man was shot dead during a traffic stop. The unrest in Brooklyn Center came hours before the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, was set to resume in… Read More Protests erupt following police shooting of Black man in Minneapolis

Britain reopens shops, gyms and outdoor pubs

Crowds queued up outside shops, pubs started selling pints at midnight and hairdressers welcomed desperate customers on Monday as England started to reopen its economy after three months of lockdown. After imposing the most onerous restrictions in Britain’s peacetime history, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the reopening was a “major step” towards freedom but urged… Read More Britain reopens shops, gyms and outdoor pubs