Singapore Machine Learning & Data Science Summit – Recap

This post is authored by Tamarai G V, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft. Singapore has started to embrace the many benefits of digital transformation, and data plays a central role in this process. From using non-traditional indicators such as electricity consumption and public transportation to monitor the economy to helping the government improve the… Read more

Using Cortana Intelligence in HoloLens Applications

This post is authored by Scott Haynie, Senior Software Engineer, and Senja Filipi, Software Engineer, at Microsoft. Telemetry plays an important role when you operationalize new experiences/apps that span the web, mobile and IoT, including new gadgets such as the Microsoft HoloLens. The abundance of data that is made available can help developers monitor and… Read more

Exploring Azure Data with Apache Drill, Now Pre-Installed on the Data Science Virtual Machine

This post is authored by Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Data Group. We recently came across Apache Drill, a very interesting data analytics tool. The introduction page to Drill describes it well: “Drill is an Apache open-source SQL query engine for Big Data exploration. Drill is designed from the ground up to support… Read more

Building Intelligent Bots for Business

This post is authored by Herain Oberoi, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Microsoft. Earlier today, in San Francisco, we provided an update on how Microsoft is helping to democratize Artificial Intelligence (AI) by making it accessible to everyone and every organization. Today’s focus was on conversational computing, which combines the power of natural language… Read more

Using SQL Server 2016 with R Services for Campaign Optimization

This post is authored by Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Director of Program Management at Microsoft. We are happy to announce a new Campaign Optimization solution based on R Services in SQL Server 2016, designed to help customers apply machine learning to increase response rates from their leads. This post contains more information about this new solution…. Read more

Introducing Microsoft R Server 9.0

This post is authored by Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Director of Program Management at Microsoft. To thrive in today’s data-driven world, businesses increasingly need more powerful analytics solutions to predict customer behavior and discover new opportunities. However, existing solutions often fail to deliver enough insights, fast enough. At Microsoft, we continue to invest deeply in advanced… Read more

17 Predictions for 2017, from Women in Microsoft Global Research

Re-posted from the Microsoft Next blog. As we celebrate Computer Science Education Week, it’s ever more critical for everyone around the globe to be digitally literate. This is particularly true for women and girls, as they represent half of the world’s population but account for barely 20 percent of computer science graduates in 34 OECD countries,… Read more

Microsoft at NIPS 2016, Barcelona, Where AI is the Buzz

Re-posted from the Microsoft Research blog. The 30th annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) is on next week, from December 5th through 10th, in Barcelona. For those of you who are not familiar with NIPS, it’s an annual machine learning and computational neuroscience conference, featuring many exciting talks, demos, poster presentations and workshops,… Read more

Cognitive Toolkit Helps Win 2016 CIF International Time Series Competition

This post is authored by Slawek Smyl, Senior Data & Applied Scientist at Microsoft. The Computational Intelligence in Forecasting (CIF) International Time Series Competition was one of ten competitions held at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI) in Vancouver, Canada, in late July this year. I am excited to report that my… Read more

Empowering Developers with AI & Deep Learning

Re-posted from the Azure blog. Deep Learning is powering many of the biggest breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence in recent times, spanning areas such as speech recognition, language understanding and computer vision. Indeed, Deep Learning is now changing the very customer experience around many Microsoft products, including HoloLens, Skype, Cortana, Office 365, Bing and more. Our… Read more