Microsoft news recap: patent looks to embed fingerprint scanner into the screen, teams up with Facebook on AI and more

Jack Wilkinson

Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft patent seeks to build fingerprint scanner into screen display

A new patent has been discovered that shows Microsoft is looking into embedding fingerprint-scanning technology into the display’s of devices. It’s unlikely we’ll see any devices from Microsoft with this technology being used, at least for now, and certainly not for mobile for sometime (if at all), but, as with other companies in the tech sector, Microsoft is one of many researching and patenting biometric technology.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shares his thoughts on his new book “Hit Refresh”

Coming later this month, Hit Refresh, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s book, will give his thoughts on Microsoft’s transformation, the future of technology, and his own personal journey. Ahead of the book launch, Nadella has given some of his own thoughts on the book.

Microsoft’s OneNote will soon convert handwriting to text

Perhaps a good thing for those with poor handwriting who don’t like others seeing it, Microsoft’s note-taking app, OneNote, will soon be able to convert handwriting into standard text.

OneNote app

Microsoft and Facebook team up to help make artificial intelligence accessible to all developers

Microsoft has teamed up with Facebook to create “a shared model representation for interoperability and innovation in the AI framework ecosystem.” The two companies have announced the Open Neural Network Exchange, with the aim of making artificial intelligence accessible to all developers.

Photo showing a Microsoft employee speaking in front of a large blue screen showing a white cloud OneDrive icon

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.