Kubernetes Load Testing

This post is authored by Daniel Grecoe, Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft. Today many platforms are moving towards hosting artificial intelligence models in self-managed container services such as Kubernetes. At Microsoft this is a substantial change from Azure Machine Learning Studio which provided all the model management and operationalization services for the user automatically. To… Read more

How to Develop a Currency Detection Model using Azure Machine Learning

This post is authored by Xiaoyong Zhu, Anirudh Koul and Wee Hyong Tok of Microsoft. Introduction How does one teach a machine to see? Seeing AI is an exciting Microsoft research project that harnesses the power of Artificial Intelligence to open the visual world and describe nearby people, objects, text, colors and more using spoken… Read more

Transfer Learning for Text using Deep Learning Virtual Machine (DLVM)

This post is by Anusua Trivedi, Data Scientist, and Wee Hyong Tok, Data Scientist Manager, at Microsoft. Motivation Modern machine learning models, especially deep neural networks, can often benefit quite significantly from transfer learning. In computer vision, deep convolutional neural networks trained on a large image classification datasets such as ImageNet have proved to be… Read more

Deep Learning for Emojis with VS Code Tools for AI

This post is the first in a two-part series, and is authored by Erika Menezes, Software Engineer at Microsoft. Visual content has always been a critical part of communication. Emojis are increasingly playing a crucial role in human dialogue conducted on leading social media and messaging platforms. Concise and fun to use, emojis can help improve… Read more

Deploying Deep Learning Models on Kubernetes with GPUs

This post is authored by Mathew Salvaris and Fidan Boylu Uz, Senior Data Scientists at Microsoft. One of the major challenges that data scientists often face is closing the gap between training a deep learning model and deploying it at production scale. Training of these models is a resource intensive task that requires a lot… Read more

Inventory Optimization Solution in the Azure AI Gallery

This post is co-authored by Dmitry Pechyoni, Senior Data Scientist, Hong Lu and Chenhui Hu, Data Scientists, Praneet Solanki, Software Engineer, and Ilan Reiter, Principal Data Scientist Manager at Microsoft. For retailers, inventory optimization is a critical task to facilitate production planning, cost reduction, and operation management. Tremendous business value can be derived by optimizing… Read more

Intelligent Edge: Building a Skin Cancer Prediction App with Azure Machine Learning, CoreML & Xamarin

This post is authored by Anusua Trivedi, Carlos Pessoa, Vivek Gupta & Wee Hyong Tok from the Cloud AI Platform team at Microsoft. Motivation AI has emerged as one of the most disruptive forces behind digital transformation and it is revolutionizing the way we live and work. AI-powered experiences are augmenting human capabilities and transforming… Read more

Training Many Anomaly Detection Models using Azure Batch AI

This post is authored by Said Bleik, Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft. In the IoT world, it’s not uncommon that you’d want to monitor thousands of devices across different sites to ensure normal behavior. Devices can be as small as microcontrollers or as big as aircraft engines and might have sensors attached to them to… Read more

Training State-of-the-Art Neural Networks in the Microsoft Azure Cloud

This is the third post 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 In the final part in this series, I want to address a question I received from… Read more

Scaling Azure Container Service Clusters

This post is authored by Daniel Grecoe, Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft. Replica sets and pods and nodes…oh my! Microsoft has created very powerful and customizable tools for the professional data scientist with the Azure Machine Learning Workbench. The tool is used to create container images for Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence models and exposing… Read more