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

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on the Cutting Edge

This post is authored by Ted Way, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. Today we are excited to announce the ability to bring intelligence to the edge with the integration of Azure Machine Learning and Azure IoT Edge. Businesses today understand how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are critical to help them go from… Read more

Anaconda and Microsoft Partner to Offer Python and R for Powerful Machine Learning

This post was authored by Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Director of Program Management, Microsoft Machine Learning Services. Recently, at Strata Data Conference in New York City, Microsoft and Anaconda announced an exciting partnership to make Anaconda Python distribution into SQL Server, Machine Learning Server, Azure Machine Learning, and Visual Studio to deliver real-time insights. In addition,… Read more