22 Minutes to 2nd Place in a Kaggle Competition, with Deep Learning & Azure

This post is the second in a three-part series by guest blogger, Adrian Rosebrock. Adrian writes at PyImageSearch.com about computer vision and deep learning using Python. He recently finished authoring a new book on deep learning for computer vision and image recognition. Introduction A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post on deep learning… Read more

Applying NLP in Sentiment Classification & Entity Recognition Using Azure ML and the Team Data Science Process

This post was co-authored by Muhammad Raza Khan & Akshay Mehra (both former interns), with Mohamed Abdel-Hady & Debraj GuhaThakurta (Senior Data Scientist Leads) and Wei Guo & Zoran Dzunic (Data Scientists) at Microsoft. We recently published two real-world scenarios demonstrating how to use Azure Machine Learning alongside the Team Data Science Process (TDSP) to… Read more

ICYMI: Recent Microsoft AI Updates, Including in Custom Speech Recognition, Voice Output, and Video Indexing

A quick recap of three recent posts about Microsoft AI platform developments – just in case you missed it. 1. Start Building Your Own Code-Free, Custom Speech Recognition Models Microsoft is at the forefront of speech recognition, having reached human parity on the Switchboard research benchmark. This technology is truly capable of transforming our daily lives,… Read more

Free: Microsoft AI Bootcamp Materials for Emerging & Pro Developers

This post is authored by Chris Testa-O’Neill, Applied Data Scientist in the Microsoft Cloud AI team. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving to be a massively disruptive force, one that is leading to the digital transformation of businesses at a faster pace than most of us would have imagined. At Microsoft, our mission is to bring… Read more

Hearing AI: Getting Started with Deep Learning for Audio on Azure

This post is authored by Xiaoyong Zhu, Program Manager, Max Kaznady, Senior Data Scientist, and Gilbert Hendry, Senior Data Scientist, at Microsoft. There are an increasing number of useful applications of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence in the domain of audio, such as in home surveillance (e.g. detecting glass breaking and alarm events); security (e.g. detecting… Read more

Care and Feeding of Predictive Maintenance Solutions

This post is authored by John Ehrlinger, Data Scientist at Microsoft. Microsoft has recently launched Azure Machine Learning services (AML) to public preview. The updated services include a Workbench application plus command-line tools to assist in developing and managing machine learning solutions through the entire data science life cycle. An Experimentation Service handles the execution… Read more

Custom Vision Service: Code-Free Automated Machine Learning for Image Classification

Re-posted from the Microsoft Azure blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hugely disruptive force, one that is powering much of the digital transformation businesses are going through in recent times. At Microsoft, our mission is to bring AI to every developer and every organization on the planet, and to help businesses augment human ingenuity in… Read more

Deep Learning & Computer Vision in the Microsoft Azure Cloud

This is the first in a multi-part series by guest blogger Adrian Rosebrock. Adrian writes at PyImageSearch.com about computer vision and deep learning using Python, and he recently finished authoring a new book on deep learning for computer vision and image recognition. Introduction I had two goals when I set out to write my new… Read more

How to Run Large-Scale Educational Workshops in Deep Learning & Data Science

This post is authored by Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager, and Paul Shealy, Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft. With the rise of Artificial Intelligence, the need to rapidly train a large number of data scientists and AI developers has never been more urgent. Microsoft is always looking for efficient ways to educate employees and customers… Read more

Hello 2018 | Recap of “Top 10” Posts of 2017

As we ring in the new year, we’d like to kick things off in our usual fashion – with a quick recap of our most popular posts from the year just concluded. So here are our “Top 10” posts from 2017, sorted in increasing order of readership – enjoy! 10. Quick-Start Guide to the Data Science… Read more