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Fergus Kidd

Fergus Kidd

Fergus Kidd is an Engineer in Avanade’s Emerging Technology Engineering team. He works on developing assets and demonstrations around new and future technologies, focussing on innovative use cases to show the power of new technologies in the enterprise. Fergus has an academic background in physics, and a professional background in data science, and artificial intelligence.

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Data and analytics

DALL-E 2 is amazing, use it responsibly

Posted on August 26, 2022

DALL-E 2 is gaining traction and Open AI are opening the doors to more users, but what can DALL-E 2 do, what does it mean for businesses, and what should you be cautious of?

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Azure

Confidential Ledger: Flexibility to collaborate securely

Posted on July 19, 2022

Azure Confidential Ledger is a lightweight and flexible managed decentralized data platform, built on top of Azure Confidential Computing and Intel SGX, and Avanade has built a sample code repository.

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Quantum Computing

Looking back on MIT Future Compute

Posted on June 9, 2022

Our Emerging Tech research and engineering provides key takeaways from MIT Future Compute in the areas of classical compute, metaverse, quantum, and artificial intelligence.

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Software development

GitHub Copilot – GPT-3 powered coding

Posted on January 12, 2022

GitHub Copilot is a sensational new tool for software developers that is built right into Visual Studio code, but what can it do?

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Azure

Azure Confidential Ledger – attestability for the masses

Posted on July 14, 2021

Azure Confidential Ledger is a lightweight and flexible managed decentralized data platform, built on top of Azure Confidential Computing and Intel SGX.

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Data and analytics

Thinking machines: Azure digital twins

Posted on April 28, 2021

Discover how Azure Digital Twins support the birth of thinking machines and provide the memory to supplement context and fuel computing power.

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Quantum Computing

MIT Future Compute: A round-up from the Emerging Technology engineers

Posted on March 26, 2021

MIT hosted their Future Compute event in February and the Emerging Technology engineers attended to understand upcoming trends.

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Quantum Computing

Introducing Azure Quantum: Quantum hardware unveiled by Microsoft

Posted on March 8, 2021

Fergus Kidd spotlights Microsoft’s recent release of Azure Quantum and how scientific gains continue to be made on its own quantum computing technology

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Software development

Ethical and productivity implications of intelligent code creation

Posted on March 2, 2021

Learn why intelligent code creation provides efficiency in your software development lifecycle and helps avoid ethical issues.

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