Windows 10: the blocking for the 2004 version is lifted on the Surface

Technology: Microsoft was preventing certain Surface devices from updating to the 2004 version due to technical issues. The blockade was lifted on June 29.
Microsoft releases the block it placed on certain Surface devices to prevent them from updating to version 2004. This block prevented users of certain Surface models manufactured by Microsoft, including Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7, from downloading and manually install the latest Windows 10 feature update.

According to information released as part of the May 2020 update, devices with more than one network adapter capable of operating in "Always On, Always Connected" mode may experience unexpected shutdowns and reboots. The Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 both fall into this category. (Other surface devices can also be included; I asked Microsoft for a list of affected devices, but got no response).



Several technical problems when launching the updateEven though a patch (KB4557957) was released on June 9 as part of …

A new national coordinator for artificial intelligence | France

Renaud Vedel, from the Ministry of the Interior, replaces the engineer Bertrand Pailhès, who left in November 2019 for the CNIL. The national strategy for artificial intelligence finds a pilot. The senior official Renaud Vedel replaces Bertrand Pailhès, who left in November for the CNIL, the Prime Minister announced in a press release published on Monday. He will report to the Directorate General for Enterprise of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
 

The national strategy for artificial intelligence - CNIL - France

It’s a change of style. Bertrand Pailhès was an engineer by training, a graduate of Telecom ParisTech and a mining engineer. He had worked at ARCEP and, already, at the CNIL. Renaud Vedel, on the other hand, is a senior official who has had a career in the Ministry of the Interior. Since 2018, he has directed the artificial intelligence strategy there.

After having started as sub-prefect in Vaucluse, he climbed the ladder in Beauvau, in particular within the national police. Above all, he was adviser to Prime Minister Manuel Valls for home affairs from 2014 to 2016, during which time he worked on the intelligence law of 2015.


He will therefore have under his responsibility the budget of 1.5 billion euros (over five years) allocated to artificial intelligence. Launched with great fanfare by Emmanuel Macron at the end of March 2018, with the submission of the report by deputy Cédric Villani, the national strategy in artificial intelligence "aims to position France as a leader in artificial intelligence in Europe and in the world", recalls Matignon.

In addition, the European Commission presented its white paper on artificial intelligence at the end of February, where it aims both to attract 20 billion euros in investment in artificial intelligence over the next decade and to establish standards for regulation of this sector.