Data Center Scale Computing and Artificial Intelligence with Matei Zaharia, Inventor of Apache Spark

Matei Zaharia, Chief Technologist at Databricks & Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, in conversation with Joseph Sirosh, Chief Technology Officer of Artificial Intelligence in Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Business At Microsoft, we are privileged to work with individuals whose ideas are blazing a trail, transforming entire businesses through the power of the cloud,… Read more

Pioneers in AI – Conversations with AI Thought Leaders

At Microsoft, we are privileged to work with individuals whose ideas are blazing a trail, transforming entire businesses through the power of the cloud, big data and artificial intelligence. Our new Pioneers in AI series features insights from such pathbreakers. Join us as we dive into these innovators’ ideas and the solutions they are bringing… Read more

Why Would Prosthetic Arms Need to See or Connect to Cloud AI?

Based on “Connected Arms”, a keynote talk at the O’Reilly AI Conference delivered by Joseph Sirosh, CTO for AI at Microsoft. Content reposted from this O’Reilly Media website. There are over 1 million new amputees every year, i.e. one every 30 seconds – a truly shocking statistic. The World Health Organization estimates that between 30… Read more

Connected Arms – Can AI Revolutionize Prosthetic Devices & Make them More Affordable?

Re-posted from the Azure blog channel In an earlier post, we explored how several top teams at this year’s Imagine Cup had Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the core of their winning solutions. From helping farmers identify and manage crop disease to helping the hearing-impaired, this year’s finalists tackled difficult problems that affect people from all… Read more

See How AI is Inspiring the Next Generation of Developers

This post is authored by Nile Wilson, Software Engineer Intern at Microsoft. Imagine Cup 2018 winning teams: smartARM (first place, front and center), iCry2Talk (second place, attired in pink), and Mediated Ear (third place, at the right). Every year, Microsoft hosts the Imagine Cup, a global competition bringing together creative, bright, and motivated students to… Read more