How Can Autonomous Drones Help the Energy and Utilities Industry?

Welcome to How AI Transforms Business, a new series featuring insights from conversations with Microsoft partners who are combining deep industry knowledge with AI in novel ways and, in doing so, creating leading-edge intelligent business solutions for our digital age. Our first episode features eSmart Systems, which is in the business of creating solutions to… Read more

“Snip Insights” – An Open Source Cross-Platform AI Tool for Intelligent Screen Capture

This post is authored by Tara Shankar Jana, Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft. What if we could infuse AI into the everyday tools we use, to delight everyday users? With just a little bit of creativity – and the power of the Microsoft AI platform behind us – it’s now become easier than… Read more

Why Would Prosthetic Arms Need to See or Connect to Cloud AI?

Based on “Connected Arms”, a keynote talk at the O’Reilly AI Conference delivered by Joseph Sirosh, CTO for AI at Microsoft. Content reposted from this O’Reilly Media website. There are over 1 million new amputees every year, i.e. one every 30 seconds – a truly shocking statistic. The World Health Organization estimates that between 30… Read more

Connected Arms – Can AI Revolutionize Prosthetic Devices & Make them More Affordable?

Re-posted from the Azure blog channel In an earlier post, we explored how several top teams at this year’s Imagine Cup had Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the core of their winning solutions. From helping farmers identify and manage crop disease to helping the hearing-impaired, this year’s finalists tackled difficult problems that affect people from all… Read more

Improving Medical Imaging Diagnostics Using Azure Machine Learning Package for Computer Vision

This post is by Ye Xing, Senior Data Scientist, Tao Wu, Principle Data Scientist Manager, and Patrick Buehler, Senior Data Scientist, at Microsoft. The advancement of medical imaging, as in many other scientific disciplines, relies heavily on the latest advances in tools and methodologies that make rapid iterations possible. We recently witnessed this first-hand when… Read more

Azure Machine Learning Packages for Vision, Text and Forecasting in Public Preview

This post is authored by Matt Conners, Principal Program Manager, and Neta Haiby, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft. Earlier today, at Build 2018, we made a set of Azure AI Platform announcements, including the public preview release of Azure Machine Learning Packages for Computer Vision, Text Analytics, and Forecasting. The Azure Machine Learning Packages are… Read more

Now Available: Access to Source Code & Demos of AI-Infused Apps

This post is authored by Tara Shankar Jana, Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft. The success of enterprises in adopting AI to solve real-world problems hinges on bringing a comprehensive set of AI services, tools and infrastructure to every developer, so they can deliver AI-powered apps of the future that offer unique, differentiated and… Read more

22 Minutes to 2nd Place in a Kaggle Competition, with Deep Learning & Azure

This post is the second in a three-part series by guest blogger, Adrian Rosebrock. Adrian writes at PyImageSearch.com about computer vision and deep learning using Python. He recently finished authoring a new book on deep learning for computer vision and image recognition. Introduction A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post on deep learning… Read more

ICYMI: Recent Microsoft AI Updates, Including in Custom Speech Recognition, Voice Output, and Video Indexing

A quick recap of three recent posts about Microsoft AI platform developments – just in case you missed it. 1. Start Building Your Own Code-Free, Custom Speech Recognition Models Microsoft is at the forefront of speech recognition, having reached human parity on the Switchboard research benchmark. This technology is truly capable of transforming our daily lives,… Read more

Free: Microsoft AI Bootcamp Materials for Emerging & Pro Developers

This post is authored by Chris Testa-O’Neill, Applied Data Scientist in the Microsoft Cloud AI team. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving to be a massively disruptive force, one that is leading to the digital transformation of businesses at a faster pace than most of us would have imagined. At Microsoft, our mission is to bring… Read more