ICYMI: Recent Microsoft AI Platform Updates, Including in ONNX, Deep Learning, Video Indexer & More

Four recent Microsoft posts about AI developments, just in case you missed it. 1. Getting Started with Microsoft AI – MSDN Article This MSDN article, co-authored by Joseph Sirosh and Wee Hyong Tok, provides a nice summary of all the capabilities offered by the Microsoft AI platform and how you can get started today. From… Read more

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

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

How Stack Overflow Can Use Microsoft AI to Empower Every Developer

This post is authored by Anand Raman, Chief of Staff for the Cloud AI team at Microsoft. Artificial Intelligence has emerged as one of the most disruptive forces behind the digital transformation of business. Soon, most enterprises will depend on AI to enhance decision making, reinvent business models and ecosystems, and remake the customer experience…. Read more

Ignite 2017: Announcing Tools for AI-Driven Digital Transformation

Re-posted from the Microsoft Azure blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as one of the most disruptive forces behind the digital transformation of business. Earlier today, at Microsoft Ignite 2017, where we are in conversations about digital transformation with over 25,000 customers and partners, Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President for Cloud Artificial Intelligence, shared the… Read more

Free edX Course – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Wondering what Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is all about? Where does data science leave off? And where and how does machine learning apply? AI will likely define the next generation of software. Given all the talk and confusing terminology out there, we’ve got the perfect overview course for those of you who are just getting… Read more

Want an Inside Track on the Very Latest in Data Science, Machine Learning & AI?

We have created a special two-day Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI Pass for Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, on September 25th and 26th, just for you! In addition to full access to all the sessions pertaining to these domains – such as the latest ML and deep learning techniques, open source tools, cognitive services APIs,… Read more

Conversational Retail Bots, E-Commerce Fraud Protection & More – Powered By Microsoft AI

A peek at selective new customers benefiting from Microsoft AI and Machine Learning. Cami Boosts Customer Engagement at Dixons Carphone Based in the United Kingdom, Dixons Carphone is a major electronics retailer employing over 42,000 people in 11 countries, and providing consumers with products and services that help them lead seamlessly connected lives at home,… Read more

Bringing AI to BI – Text Analytics in Azure Machine Learning

This post is authored by Sudarshan Raghunathan, Principal Software Engineering Manager, Darren Edge, UX Architect, and Jonathan Larson, Principal Data Architect, at Microsoft. Azure Machine Learning Studio provides a Swiss-army knife of tools to operate on text datasets in a robust and efficient manner. For instance, there is a suite of built-in modules for lower-level… Read more