GA of Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 – Microsoft’s Open Source, Enterprise-Ready, TensorFlow-Outperforming AI Toolkit

Re-posted from the Microsoft Next blog and the Cognitive Toolkit blog. We’re excited to announce the general availability of Cognitive Toolkit 2.0, Microsoft’s open source, enterprise-ready, production-grade AI offering. Cognitive Toolkit allows users to create, train, and evaluate their own neural networks that can then scale efficiently across multiple GPUs and machines on massive data… Read more

“Serving AI with Data” – Recap of the Microsoft AI Immersion Workshop

Artificial Intelligence is enjoying its day in the sun. AI-related articles are now routinely featured as front page news and the technology is being used in an ever growing variety of applications, including in conversational bots, autonomous vehicles, connected machines, in medical diagnosis and much more. AI is therefore of growing interest to millions of… Read more

Democratizing AI Through Microsoft Certifications in Data Science & Machine Learning

Posted by Marla Michel, Senior Program Manager for Ecosystem Development & Training at Microsoft. This blog is the first in a series where we will discuss several new certification exams for data professionals and the resources to prepare for them. When individuals decide which certification to take, their decision is typically based on their role… Read more

Now Serving: More AI with Your Big Data

Re-posted from the Microsoft SQL Server blog. Earlier today, at Build 2017, we made a string of announcements to further help developers and customers around the planet create breakthrough experiences through the power of artificial intelligence and big data. There were 3 major themes to these announcements: 1. AI at the Heart of the Microsoft… Read more

Microsoft’s Chris Bishop Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society

Re-posted from the Microsoft Next blog. Chris Bishop, distinguished scientist, director of Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK), and a renowned expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The addition of Chris to this elite body talks to the preeminence of AI… Read more

Monitoring Petabyte-Scale AI Data Lakes in Azure

This post by Reed Umbrasas, Software Engineer at Microsoft. Azure Data Lake Analytics lets customers run massively parallel jobs over petabytes of raw data stored in Azure Data Lake Store. During the recent Microsoft Data Amp event, we demonstrated how this massive processing power can be used to build a petabyte scale AI data lake… Read more

Empowering Every Organization on the Planet with Artificial Intelligence

Re-posted from the Microsoft SQL Server blog. Extracting intelligence from ever-expanding amounts of data is now the difference between being the next market disruptor versus being relegated to the history books. Microsoft’s comprehensive data platform and tools let developers and businesses create the next generation of intelligent applications, drive new efficiencies, create better products and… Read more

Microsoft Data Amp – New Online Event, on April 19th

Re-posted from the Microsoft SQL Server blog. We are excited to announce a new online event that will take place next month, Microsoft Data Amp. Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President for Cloud + Enterprise, and Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Data Group, will share exciting new announcements around the investments we are making in machine… Read more