Microsoft wants to prevent inconvenient Windows updates with machine learning

Jul

26

2018

Microsoft has added a machine learning model to a preview version of Windows 10 that predicts the best time to restart for updates. According to the company, this should prevent computers from restarting at inconvenient times.

Microsoft describes the new logic for restarting Window 10 systems for updating as ‘more adaptive and proactive’. The system not only looks at whether the user is inactive, but also predicts whether the user returns quickly, for example if it has only risen to fetch coffee.

Content on the machine learning model does not provide Microsoft, but the company claims that it has been used on internal devices for a while and that it is promising. The model could also be quickly adapted on the basis of experiences. Microsoft asks users of the Insider version if they want to give feedback if the system still reboots at inappropriate times.

The new update mechanism is included in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17723, the latest version of Redstone 5. In the autumn this version will be released as the second major Windows 10 update this year. The update functionality must then become available to all users.

Furthermore, the new preview version includes Mixed Reality Flashlight. That is a function for Mixed Reality glasses with which the cameras on the outside can show the image on the screen in the glasses. This should give users the opportunity to take a look at the environment without removing the headset.

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