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A Sign That Microsoft is in Serious Trouble, Now Shamelessly Trying New Ways to Fake 'Demand' (at Cost to Itself or Shareholders' Expense) in More Ways

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Apr 04, 2024

Amazon parrot painting

As surveyors show decreasing usage levels for Stochastic Parrots, will Bill & Company compel people to get it for 'free'?

Sticking "copilot" widgets everywhere not enough? Allowing access to (formerly) "Bing Chat" to people who don't use Edge? Maybe Microsoft will soon run the thing passively, in the background, without users' consent (miserable attempts at self-fulfilling prophecies about alleged "demand" for so-called "AI")?

THERE have been several very recent media reports about growing concerns that the generative/advanced "Hey Hi" (AI) bubble was waning or had already begun imploding. It's not some 'fringe opinion' of so-called 'Luddites' who 'curtail progress' anymore. Microsoft insiders complain that Microsoft tied its future/destiny to OpenAI's, i.e. to a company that makes huge losses and has not yet found a solid, convincing use case. It earns bans and lawsuits, that's what it gets. Costs are rising. They won't convince people to actually pay for that "service", so they give it for 'free' and Microsoft is now saying "no login required" for ChatGPT. This just serves to confirm usage is going down and they are DESPERATE to show shareholders it's not dying away as the bubble truly pops. Sticking it everywhere in Vista 10 and 11 only pisses off users, and maybe just because fooling shareholders is a priority, not the needs of Windows users.

Microsoft-connected media is gloating about AWS layoffs this week (we'll omit links; they twist the facts for utterly ridiculous PR purposes), but they leave out the fact Azure has had mass layoffs every year since 2020 and the "Azure" results are fake (technically fraud, legally a serious liability).

"Hey Hi" (AI) was the contingency. It's not working!

The latest Daily Links (bearing the title AWS Layoffs Showing That the "Clown Computing" Bubble is Popping" and containing 9 links about it) is a reminder that bubbles come and implode (or "go"). "Hey Hi" (AI) is just another bubble.

Microsoft's biggest client is Microsoft (buying computing time from itself, e.g. via OpenAI "investment"). When will shareholders understand this very simple fact?

Bill Gates Thug: AI is the future, because we force everyone to use it?

“They’ll get sort of addicted, and then we’ll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade.”

--Bill Gates

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