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

Virtual Reality Games, Digital Signs & Swedish Apartments Get a Boost with Microsoft AI & Machine Learning

A peek at recent customer stories involving the application of Microsoft AI, Big Data & Machine Learning. Your Voice is the Controller in an Immersive New VR Game from Human Interact Human Interact is a VR storytelling startup based in Champaign, Illinois, and Starship Commander is one their newest VR games. One of the goals… Read more

How Adobe, Dallas Zoo and Financial Fabric Are Using Microsoft Cognitive Services and the Azure Data Platform

A montage of recent customer use cases, demonstrating the range of capabilities of Microsoft’s AI, Big Data & Advanced Analytics offerings. Adobe Helps Customers Break the Language Barrier Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is an enterprise content management platform that helps large and mid-size companies manage their web content, digital assets, online communities and more. Digital… Read more

Building Intelligent Bots for Business

This post is authored by Herain Oberoi, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Microsoft. Earlier today, in San Francisco, we provided an update on how Microsoft is helping to democratize Artificial Intelligence (AI) by making it accessible to everyone and every organization. Today’s focus was on conversational computing, which combines the power of natural language… Read more

How to Train a Deep-Learned Object Detection Model in the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit

This post is authored by Patrick Buehler, Senior Data Scientist, and T. J. Hazen, Principal Data Scientist, at Microsoft. Last month we published a blog post describing our work on using computer vision to detect grocery items in refrigerators. This was achieved by adding object detection capability, based on deep learning, to the Open Source… 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

Available Now: Videos from the Microsoft Machine Learning & Data Science Summit in Atlanta

The first Microsoft Machine Learning & Data Science Summit concluded earlier this week in Atlanta. Speakers at the Summit included thought leaders, engineers and practitioners from Microsoft and our customers and partners. The Summit featured the very latest in the areas of big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and covered a swathe of techniques… Read more

5 Cloud AI Innovations at the Microsoft Machine Learning & Data Science Summit

This post is by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of the Data Group at Microsoft. I’m excited to invite you to our first Microsoft Machine Learning & Data Science Summit, which kicks off next Monday, September 26th, in Atlanta. The Summit is a unique event for machine learning developers, data scientists and big data engineers,… Read more

Artificial Intelligence Made Easy: Cognitive Services at the Microsoft Data Science Summit

This post is authored by Jennifer Marsman, Principal Software Development Engineer at Microsoft. The first Microsoft Data Science Summit will take place on Sept 26-27, 2016 in Atlanta, GA, at the same time as Ignite. This means that you have access to the amazing Ignite Expo hall, in addition to the fabulous speakers and content… Read more

Microsoft and Liebherr Collaborating on New Generation of Smart Refrigerators

This post is by T. J. Hazen, Principal Data Scientist Manager at Microsoft. As part of the Liebherr household appliances division’s digital initiative, Liebherr and Microsoft are collaborating in the development of Liebherr’s new generation of the SmartDeviceBox. This is a communication module which fits into Liebherr refrigerators and freezers, connecting them to the internet…. Read more