17 Predictions for 2017, from Women in Microsoft Global Research

Re-posted from the Microsoft Next blog. As we celebrate Computer Science Education Week, it’s ever more critical for everyone around the globe to be digitally literate. This is particularly true for women and girls, as they represent half of the world’s population but account for barely 20 percent of computer science graduates in 34 OECD countries,… Read more

Microsoft at NIPS 2016, Barcelona, Where AI is the Buzz

Re-posted from the Microsoft Research blog. The 30th annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) is on next week, from December 5th through 10th, in Barcelona. For those of you who are not familiar with NIPS, it’s an annual machine learning and computational neuroscience conference, featuring many exciting talks, demos, poster presentations and workshops,… Read more

Empowering Developers with AI & Deep Learning

Re-posted from the Azure blog. Deep Learning is powering many of the biggest breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence in recent times, spanning areas such as speech recognition, language understanding and computer vision. Indeed, Deep Learning is now changing the very customer experience around many Microsoft products, including HoloLens, Skype, Cortana, Office 365, Bing and more. Our… Read more

Major Breakthroughs from Microsoft Research this Week – in Conversational Speech, FPGA Acceleration & Genomic Sequencing

Reposted from the Microsoft Next blog. This has been a week of extraordinary breakthroughs from Microsoft Research, and this post recaps three major announcements: 1. Historic Achievement: Microsoft Researchers Reach Human Parity in Conversational Speech Recognition Microsoft has made a major breakthrough in speech recognition, creating a technology that recognizes the words in a conversation… Read more

Busting the 5 myths of AI with the Cortana Intelligence Gallery

This post was authored by Rimma Nehme, Technical Assistant, Data Group at Microsoft. Today, the business potential of Machine Learning and AI is real. Businesses can apply ML and AI to transform, optimize and automate their businesses having previously relied only on human intelligence. You may wonder, ‘how can I apply AI to my business?’… Read more