12% more breast cancers detected with potential workload savings of 30% in the UK’s first prospective evaluation of breast screening AI

An artificial intelligence (AI) breast screening solution called Mia helped doctors find an additional 12% more cancers than in routine practice, as announced today by Kheiron Medical Technologies, NHS Grampian, the University of Aberdeen and Microsoft. If deployed across the entire NHS, a 12% uplift in the detection of breast cancer could lead to better outcomes for thousands of women across the UK. The augmented AI workflow also showed a decrease in women recalled unnecessarily for further assessment and modelled a workload reduction of up to 30%. Original mammogram which…

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Chestnut Carbon to Deliver High-Quality Carbon Removal Credits through a Multi-year Offtake Agreement with Microsoft

Chestnut Carbon (“Chestnut”), a nature-based carbon removal developer founded by private investment firm Kimmeridge Energy Management Company, LLC  has announced that it has entered into a multi-year offtake agreement to provide Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) with high-quality, nature-based carbon removal derived entirely from a novel afforestation project based in the United States. This is the largest afforestation project certified under the Gold Standard to date, and a testament to the scalability of high-quality nature-based solutions. Through a first-of-its-kind 15-year offtake agreement for nature-based credits, Chestnut will deliver 362,000 tons of projected…

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Danfoss, Google, Microsoft and Schneider Electric join forces in new Innovation Hub to accelerate green transition of data centres

Danfoss, Google, Microsoft and Schneider Electric are the founders of a new innovation hub in Fredericia, Denmark, that will bring together the data centre sector across Europe to find concrete solutions to accelerate the green transition. The Hub is open to other partners across Europe. Cloud computing plays a vital role in the digital and green transformation of society – enabling people to benefit from digital tools and businesses to work more efficiently and grow. In the past decade alone, the number of internet users has doubled – and global…

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UNDO Becomes Microsoft’s First Enhanced Rock Weathering Supplier

We’re thrilled to share that UNDO has been awarded a contract to provide Microsoft with its first carbon removal via enhanced rock weathering (ERW). The award will contribute towards Microsoft’s commitment to becoming carbon negative by 2030 and removing all of its historic CO₂ emissions by 2050. Enhanced rock weathering is a nature-inspired solution that not only removes CO₂ from the atmosphere but also benefits soil health and crop yields. By accelerating the natural geological process of weathering, CO₂ in rainwater interacts with silicate rocks, such as basalt, to form…

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Education in Ukraine: over $51 million in grants and in-kind support announced from UNESCO, GPE, Google and Microsoft

As the war continues in Ukraine, severely disrupting education, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Google, Microsoft Corporation and UNESCO will provide over US$51 million for distance learning and psychosocial support for children in conflict-affected areas. The program will be rolled out by UNESCO and UNICEF in Ukraine in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science and will provide children and teachers with equipment and tools for distance learning, psychosocial support, teacher training and education sector planning. Through the GPE Multiplier, the Global Partnership for Education has matched a…

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