In Conversation with John Platt

You’ve heard from John Platt a few times on this site, including his introductory post on What is Machine Learning? and this piece where he talks about Twenty Years of Machine Learning at Microsoft. Larry Larsen from Channel 9 recently got the opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with him. See what John has to… Read more

Machine Learning Summer School at CMU

This blog post is authored by Markus Weimer, Principal Scientist at Microsoft Eight years ago, I made the 24-hour journey from my college town of Darmstadt, Germany, to Canberra, Australia to attend a Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS) there. Why, you might ask? At the time, I didn’t have a good answer myself, to be… Read more

Machine Learning and Text Analytics

The following post is from Dr. Ashok Chandra, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research and Dhyanesh Narayanan, Program Manager at Microsoft Research When I (Ashok) was a student at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the 70’s, there was great optimism that human-level machine intelligence was just around the corner. Well, it is still just around the… Read more

Users Embrace Azure ML Public Preview

This blog post is authored by Roger Barga, Group Program Manager for Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Last month we announced Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and, this week, we made it available for public preview at our Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 (WPC). There was a lot of excitement and anticipation in our team leading up to… Read more

How Azure ML Partners are Innovating for their Customers

This blog post is authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of Machine Learning at Microsoft. Last week, Microsoft announced a preview release of Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML) which is now available for customers and partners to try. Azure ML is a fully managed service in the cloud that allows you to publish advanced… Read more

Machine Learning for Industry: A Case Study

This blog post is authored by Chris Burges, Principal Research Manager at Microsoft Research, Redmond. Hi, I’m Chris Burges. Over my last 14 years at Microsoft, and my previous 14 at Bell Labs, I’ve spent much of my time dabbling with machine learning (ML), with some of that time spent on solving industrial strength problems…. Read more

Recommendations Everywhere

This blog post is authored by Thore Graepel, Principal Researcher at Microsoft. Good recommendations are needed everywhere. Whether you are looking for a movie you might enjoy watching or a book that you might enjoy reading or even suggestions for people with similar interests who you could connect with on Facebook or LinkedIn, automatic recommender… Read more

Twenty Years of Machine Learning at Microsoft

This blog post is authored by John Platt, a Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research. People may not realize it: Microsoft has more than twenty years of experience in creating machine learning systems and applying them to real problems. This experience is much longer than the recent buzz around Big Data and Deep Learning. It certainly… Read more

What is Machine Learning?

This blog post is authored by John Platt, a Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research. Hi, I’m John Platt. For 17 years now, I’ve been creating and using machine learning (ML) algorithms at Microsoft. ML has become very popular lately, so often people ask me, “What is machine learning? What do you use it for?” I… Read more

The Joy (and Hard Work) of Machine Learning

This blog post is authored by Joseph Sirosh. Few people appreciate the enormous potential of machine learning (ML) in enterprise applications. I was lucky enough to get a taste of its potential benefits just a few months into my first job. It was 1995 and credit card issuers were beginning to adopt neural network models… Read more