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Windows 10 to use Machine Learning to provide a less annoying update experience with smarter restart feature


What will you do if you come back to your system after a coffee break and find it automatically started installing Windows update? You were not prepared for a system restart which closes all running applications. Isn't it frustrating some time?

 

Okay, Microsoft now started working on that to learn about your usages and to provide you a better update experience.

 

Windows 10 to use Machine Learning to provide a less annoying update experience with smarter restart feature

 

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced that they have worked on this using Machine Learning to train a predictive model which can predict when is the right time to restart your system. This will not only check if you are currently using your device before the system restarts but will also try to predict if you had left the system idle for a short break.

 

According to Microsoft, they have already tested this model changes internally and noticed significant improvements. According to the blog post:

We've been using this model on internal devices, and we've seen promising results upon rollout. Due to the nature of its architecture, we're able to update the model with minimal turnaround time based on our insights from its performance. It's all thanks to our cloud infrastructure.

If you are a Windows Insider, you can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 preview build and experience the said changes. If you are on Fast Ring, you can get this update in build 17723. If you opted for Skip Ahead, you can get that in build 18204.

 

 


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