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Has the AI revolution finally arrived on PCs? Microsoft and major PC makers this week announced a plan to incorporate artificial intelligence directly into personal computers. The move adds on-board neural processing units (NPUs) as part of a new architecture that promises better performance, longer battery life, and local AI processing that unlocks new capabilities and features — and raises new privacy and security concerns. 

We discuss the new Copilot+ PCs on the GeekWire Podcast with Stefan Weitz, an investor and entrepreneur who worked at Microsoft for 18 years in groups including Microsoft Bing and MSN. He’s the founder of the new HumanX conference on AI taking place in March in Las Vegas. 

Read more and listen here, and subscribe to the GeekWire Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.

Tech Moves: Icertis names COO and CMO; ex-Zulily CEO lands a new gig; Maveron hires a senior associate; and more key personnel changes.

Amazon shareholder resolutions related to warehouse working conditions and the company’s response to labor unions garnered the most support among the 14 outside proposals at this week’s annual meeting. None of the proposals passed. Read more.

Upcoming events: Tech and startup community gatherings on our radar next week in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

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  • The families of victims of the Uvalde, Texas, mass school shooting are suing Microsoft-owned Activision, Meta, and gun maker Daniel Defense. Activision’s “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” is blamed for helping to groom the shooter. (The Washington Post)  

  • BioLegacy, which aims to preserve transplant organs, won the top prize at the University of Washington’s Dempsey Startup Competition. (UW

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