ICYMI: Recent Microsoft AI Platform Updates, Including in ONNX, Deep Learning, Video Indexer & More

Four recent Microsoft posts about AI developments, just in case you missed it. 1. Getting Started with Microsoft AI – MSDN Article This MSDN article, co-authored by Joseph Sirosh and Wee Hyong Tok, provides a nice summary of all the capabilities offered by the Microsoft AI platform and how you can get started today. From… Read more

How We Share the Latest AI & ML Developments Within Microsoft

We recently concluded the Fall 2017 Machine Learning, AI & Data Science (MLADS) conference, Microsoft’s largest internal gathering of employees focused specifically on these areas. This latest edition was the eighth in a popular series that we launched back in 2014. Over 3,500 employees tuned into the sold-out conference, both in person in Redmond and… Read more

Build Great Conversational Bots Using Azure Bot Service & LUIS (Both Services Now Generally Available)

Re-posted from the Microsoft Azure blog. Conversational AI, or making human and computer interactions more natural, has been a goal of computer scientists for a long time. In support of that longstanding quest, we are excited to announce the general availability of two key Microsoft Azure services that streamline the creation of interactive conversational bots,… Read more

Calling All AI Innovators – Join the ‘Cloud AI Challenge’ for a Chance to Win $25,000

This post is authored by Vani Mandava, Director of Data Science at Microsoft Research. The AI revolution is poised to unleash unprecedented innovation and impact on our society. Several research and development groups across Microsoft have hit their stride in delivering world-changing impact through the power of AI. Working together, we are creating a comprehensive… Read more

Music Generation with Azure Machine Learning

This post is authored by Erika Menezes, Software Engineer at Microsoft. Using deep learning to learn feature representations from near-raw input has been shown to outperform traditional task-specific feature engineering in multiple domains in several situations, including in object recognition, speech recognition and text classification. With the recent advancements in neural networks, deep learning has… Read more

Microsoft @ NIPS 2017, Long Beach, CA

Re-posted from the Microsoft Research blog. The thirty-first annual conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) starts on Monday next week, and is being held in Long Beach, CA, from December 4th through 9th, 2017. The event, which is completely sold out, is a multi-track machine learning and computational neuroscience conference that includes invited talks,… Read more

Developing and Operationalizing H2O.ai Models with Azure

This post is authored by Daisy Deng, Software Engineer, and Abhinav Mithal, Senior Engineering Manager, at Microsoft. The focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence has soared over the past few years, even as fast, scalable and reliable ML and AI solutions are increasingly viewed as being vital to business success. H2O.ai has lately been… Read more

On-Demand Webinar – AI Development Using Data Science VMs (DSVM), Deep Learning VMs (DLVM) & Azure Batch AI

This post is authored by Barnam Bora, Program Manager in the Cloud AI group at Microsoft. Microsoft’s Data Science Virtual Machines (DSVM) and Deep Learning Virtual Machines (DLVM) are a family of popular VM images in Windows Server and Linux flavors that are published on the Azure Marketplace. They have a curated but broad set… Read more

Using Azure and AI to Explore the JFK Files

This post is by Corom Thompson, Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft. On November 22nd, 1963, the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated. He was shot by a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald while driving through the streets of Dallas in his motorcade. The assassination has been the subject of so much controversy that, 25 years ago, an… Read more

Exciting AI Platform & Tools Announcements from Microsoft

Re-posted from the Azure blog. We made some exciting AI-related announcements at Microsoft Connect(); 2017 earlier today. Specifically, we talked about how we’re making it even easier for developers and data scientists to infuse AI into new and existing apps with these new capabilities: Azure IoT Edge integration in Azure ML. A new Azure Databricks… Read more