Microsoft's lack of a strong consumer presence beyond Xbox and Surface and its cloud focus has many fans thinking the company's headed toward irrelevance. Microsoft's cloud may impact users more than realize, however.
In the wake of very public efforts to promote an image of inclusion, Microsoft finds itself in the crosshairs of alleged sexual misconduct as women employees cry #MeToo and accuse the company of gender discrimination.
Science fiction tells stories of how technology enhances people with disabilities, enabling them to do as much or more than others. Microsoft's AI platform's being used in real life to close the gap between the sighted and people with blindness.