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Microsoft’s Project AirSim elevates its drone simulation software

The AirSim project is now available for a limited preview in conjunction with this week’s Farnborough International Airshow in Britain.

The AirSim project is open at the Farnborough International Airshow

As part of this week’s Farnborough International Airshow in Great Britain, the cloud-based simulation platform Project AirSim is now accessible in restricted preview.

In a blog post published today, Gurdeep Pall, corporate vice president for technology and research business incubations at Microsoft, said Project AirSim is a crucial tool in bridging the gap between the world bits and the world of atoms. It also demonstrates the power of the industrial metaverse, the virtual world where companies will develop, test and refine solutions before integrating them into the physical world.

The platform can use processing power from Microsoft Azure and data from Bing Maps and other vendors to create millions of complex virtual 3D settings. Customers have the option to create their locations or select from a library of certain locations around the world.

Microsoft’s AirSim project is based on an open-source Microsoft Research application that requires advanced coding and machine learning skills. The commercial platform facilitates testing and training of AI-powered aircraft. Ansys and MathWorks, two AI simulation software vendors, are involved.

A North Dakota-based company that was an early user of Project AirSim has taught drones to survey wind farms and oil reservoirs in the Midwest with a $100,000 Microsoft TechSpark prize.

The AirSim project has helped Airtonomy train drones to operate in various weather situations, including snow, rain, strong gusts and high temperatures.

Another early access contributor, Bell, used Project Airsim to improve the ability of its drones to land on their own.

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American Research & Management Co. reduced its holdings in Microsoft Co. in the first quarter

In the first quarter, American Research & Management Co. reduced its holdings of Microsoft Co. stock by 1.9%, according to its most recent Form 13F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

After selling 520 shares over time, the company now held 27,539 shares of the software giant. Microsoft’s 23rd largest position in American Research & Management Co.’s investment portfolio represents about 1.9% of the company’s total holdings. Microsoft stock was valued at $8,491,000 at the end of the last reporting period, according to American Research & Management Co.

Hedge funds and institutional investors also changed their holdings. Microsoft’s holdings rose 5.7% in the first quarter at Wealth Enhancement Advisory Providers LLC. Currently, she owns 134,115 shares of the leading software company, valued at $42,237,000.

Additionally, Arbor Funding Advisors LLC, Microsoft stock rose 12.6% in the first quarter. Arbor Funding Advisors LLC owns 12,142 shares of the $3.743 billion market cap software giant.

Elk River Wealth Administration LLC’s Microsoft position increased 4.8% in the first quarter. The company owns 55,203 shares of the software giant, worth $17.02 million. Steward Financial Group LLC’s fourth-quarter Microsoft job cost $330,000.

Additionally, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Microsoft by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. They own shares of the software giant with a total value of $241,156,000. 69.9% of stocks are in the hands of hedge funds and institutional buyers.

On Monday, Microsoft stock price was $256.72. The company’s one-year lows and highs are $241.51 and $349.67, respectively.

It has a debt ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 1.99 and a quick ratio of 1.95, while its market capitalization is $1.92 trillion, PE ratio is 26.80 , the PEG is 2.12 and the beta is 0.93.

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