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Microsoft Deal With UK Chipmaker Graphcore Pushes AI Even Further

In the 1980s and 1990s, Microsoft rose to prominence—and dominance—thanks to its strategy of running its Windows operating system on Intel processors. That supremacy has waned over the years. Now, Microsoft is looking to recapture the power of Wintel with another hardware-software combination and surpass Amazon and Google in the struggle to become the best provider of cutting-edge artificial intelligence via the cloud...