Microsoft has won the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract, beating Amazon. The joint enterprise defence infrastructure cloud (Jedi) contract is part of a broader digital modernization of the Pentagon.
Not a die-hard supporter of Microsoft but I will take them over Amazon anyday.
Now, will Microsoft quit working on AI with the Chinese? Probably not, but such an action could potentially go a thousand miles.
Execute order 66 ....
In the UK we have a JEDI unit. It stands for Joint Equality Diversity and Inclusion. I shit thee not.
we're doomed. Microsoft can't release one update that doesn't have issues.
this is going to be the beginning of skynet
the JEDI contact? does anyone else see an impending Disney lawsuit here? lol
this is huge
Time to 'Learn to Code'
Pretty big deal using Cloud infrastructure for defense. Microsoft will make a huge amount of money with this, big loss for Amazon. Wonder if this will bring AI uses closer to the military?
Amazon having competition is good. And loosing to it once in a while is better. If they don't look inward to improve, they've already fallen behind. Blaming a possible Trump interference is sad and weak.
I wonder if the contract covers private use servers. Will officials have to cover the expense out of pocket, or can they use tax dollars to email sensitive documents from home?
There is an absolute crap-ton of links for this story! wow.
ROFLMAO! War cloud. Sad.
From 8" floppies to "the cloud" in one move. What could go wrong?
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