W10 pulse, curated top news July 15

July 15, 2015–curated top Windows 10 and other news : Fan-focussed celebration Windows 10 release Windows 10 testers access to the final version Analytics services and Cortana front-end R supercharging data science and business usage Teaching computers how to learn (machine learning) Microsoft’s super-thin foldable Bluetooth keyboard


Chat with world renowned Stephen Downes National Research Council

  Stephen Downes, Research Officer, Human Computer Interaction, Information and Communication Technologies, National Research Council of Canada Stephen Downesworks for the National Research Council of Canada where he has served as a Senior Researcher, based in Moncton, New Brunswick, since 2001. Affiliated with the Learning and Collaborative Technologies Group, Institute for Information Technology, Downes specializes…


Try it – Easier Skype Translator Preview Access

Increasingly business is international and communications is a barrier. The Skype Translator addresses this and represents a great opportunity in effective business communications.  As announced this past week, you can obtain the Skype Translator preview simply by downloading the Skype Translator preview application from the Windows Store (Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 preview) and then…


Microsoft grows big data and analytics leadership with R and Revolution Analytics acquisition

R is the world’s dominant programming language for big data predictive analytics and statistical computing. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provided of software and services for R. Microsoft’s acquisition of Revolution Analytics will help customers use advanced analytics within Microsoft data platforms on-premises, in hybrid cloud environments and on Microsoft Azure to more easily…


Microsoft Azure with real-time analytics for Hadoop and machine learning–supported by UN Global E-Government Agenda

Earlier I had written about the key themes on the agenda of major governments worldwide for the United Nations Global E-Government Forum. From my prior post, you can see that Big Data, machine learning and analytics are high priorities. Closely underlying this is Hadoop or similar platforms and machine learning (and deep neural networks). This underscores…


David Blei, ACM Infosys Foundation Award recipient in 2014, World-renowned Top-ranking Distinguished Researcher

David Blei is a Professor of Statistics and Computer Science at Columbia University. His research is in statistical machine learning, involving probabilistic topic models, Bayesian nonparametric methods, and approximate posterior inference. He works on a variety of applications including text, images, music, social networks, user behavior, and scientific data. David earned his Bachelor's degree in…


Chat with Andrew Ng, Co-Founder, Coursera; Director, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab; world-renowned top-ranking distinguished researcher, innovator and entrepreneur

The most important attribute for successful executives is to keep up with trends as they will influence your work, strategy and success. We have a singular opportunity to hear from Andrew Ng uniquely being in the Time 100, CNN 10, Fortune 40 under 40, MIT TR35. Andrew’s work is impacting you through speech recognition systems,…


Chat with Tom Mitchell, Global Top Scientist shares deep insights on Machine Learning, the Brain, and Policy

Tom M. Mitchell founded and chairs the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is the E. Fredkin University Professor. His research uses machine learning to develop computers that are learning to read the web, and uses brain imaging to study how the human brain understands what it reads. Mitchell is a member…


August 27 ACM Webcast with Tom Mitchell of CMU: "Never-Ending Learning to Read the Web"

One of the great technical challenges in big data is to construct computer systems that learn continuously over years, from a continuing stream of diverse data, improving their competence at a variety of tasks, and becoming better learners over time. This webinar describes Carnegie Mellon University’s research to build a Never-Ending Language Learner (NELL) that…


Microsoft Research Machine Learning Summit to Be Streamed Live April 23

The Microsoft Research Machine Learning Summit will be streamed live from Paris on April 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. GMT). This free online event offers highlights from the Machine Learning Summit, providing keynotes from machine learning experts and enlightening discussions with leading scientific and academic researchers about…