Microsoft postpones 'photographic memory' screenshot feature in Windows due to privacy

Microsoft has recently delayed the rollout of a new feature called Recall in its laptops due to concerns over privacy and cybersecurity. Recall is a feature that takes snapshots of a computer screen to help Microsoft's AI assistant Copilot remember a person's virtual activity. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke about the feature at a showcase event, highlighting the potential for AI machines to anticipate user's needs and intentions.

However, Microsoft has decided to delay the broad availability of Recall and will instead release it to a smaller group of users through the Windows Insider software testing program. The company stated that this decision was made to ensure the experience meets their standards for quality and security.

In addition to the Recall feature, Microsoft has also announced plans to incorporate AI technology into its office suite programs like Word and Excel. This move comes as the company faces increased competition from other tech giants in the field of generative AI technology.

During its annual Build event, Microsoft unveiled a new class of AI-outfitted personal computers that will run on the Windows 11 operating system. These computers will be produced by Microsoft partners such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, as well as Microsoft's own Surface line of devices.

Overall, Microsoft's decision to delay the rollout of Recall reflects the company's commitment to ensuring the quality and security of its products. The incorporation of AI technology into its products highlights Microsoft's efforts to stay competitive in the rapidly evolving tech industry.


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