Quick-Start Guide to the Data Science Bowl Lung Cancer Detection Challenge, Using Deep Learning, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit and Azure GPU VMs

This post is by Miguel Fierro, Data Scientist, Ye Xing, Senior Data Scientist, and Tao Wu, Principal Data Scientist Manager, all at Microsoft. Since its launch in mid-January, the Data Science Bowl Lung Cancer Detection Competition has attracted over than 1,000 submissions. To be successful in this competition, data scientists need to be able to…


Cloud-Scale Text Classification with Convolutional Neural Networks on Microsoft Azure

This post is by Miguel Fierro, Ilia Karmanov, Thomas Delteil, Andreas Argyriou, and Max Kaznady, all Data Scientists at Microsoft. Natural Language Processing (NLP) is one of the fields in which deep learning has made significant progress. Specifically, the area of text classification, where the objective is to categorize documents, paragraphs or individual sentences into…


Revolutionizing Retail Through Personalization and Advanced Analytics – Free White Paper & Webinar

The way people shop has changed considerably in recent years. These days, people comparison shop on the go, receive promotional deals at their fingertips, and all get the information they need to make buying decisions in near real time. If you are in the retail business, you need to get ahead of the curve and…


Home Appliances, Vending Machines – Even Cruise Ships – Get an Infusion of Cortana Intelligence & Machine Learning

A quick overview of recent customer case studies involving the application of Microsoft’s AI, Big Data & Machine Learning offerings. Carnival Maritime Predicts Water Consumption on Cruise Ships The Costa Group’s fleet of 26 cruise ships sail all over the world. The industrial equipment on their ships have thousands of sensors that collect data in…


Julia – A Fresh Approach to Numerical Computing

This post is authored by Viral B. Shah, co-creator of the Julia language and co-founder and CEO at Julia Computing, and Avik Sengupta, head of engineering at Julia Computing. The Julia language provides a fresh new approach to numerical computing, where there is no longer a compromise between performance and productivity. A high-level language that…


Cyber-Angriff auf deutsche Industrie mithilfe von Windows Defender ATP aufgedeckt

Im Dezember 2016 hat ein Industriekonglomerat in Deutschland bekanntgegeben, dass es Opfer eines Cyberangriffs geworden ist. Die Analyse ergab, dass es sich um eine professionell ausgeführte Industriespionage handelte. Der Presse zufolge haben die Angreifer Malware der Winnti-Familie eingesetzt, um im Februar 2016 ständigen Zugriff auf das Netzwerk des Konglomerats zu erhalten. In diesem Blog erhalten…


A Plethora of Microsoft Training Options on AI, Machine Learning & Data Science, including MOOCs

This post is authored by Kristin M. Tolle, Director of Program Management for Advanced Analytics Ecosystem Development and Training at Microsoft. Cortana Intelligence, Microsoft’s end-to-end platform for Advanced Analytics, offers a suite of services to solve real world customer problems. The suite has many moving parts – Data Lake, HDInsight (Hadoop), Event Hub, Machine Learning…


Azure Machine Learning für OMS Log Analytics

Die Integration einer Schnittstelle für die Daten von OMS zu Azure Machine Learning macht eine individuelle Auswertung und Data Mining auf Basis der durch OMS erhobenen Daten möglich. Abgesehen von einige Komponenten innerhalb von OMS besteht diese Schnittstelle heute leider noch nicht. Die Entwicklung der Produktgruppen richten sich allerdings sehr stark nach den Wünschen der…


Azure Machine Learning Now Available in West Central US

This post is authored by Ted Way, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. We are pleased to announce that Azure Machine Learning is now generally available in the West Central United States (WCUS) Azure region. With this, Azure ML is now available in these regions: United States East US2 South Central US NEW: West Central US…