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

Custom Vision Service: Code-Free Automated Machine Learning for Image Classification

Re-posted from the Microsoft Azure blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hugely disruptive force, one that is powering much of the digital transformation businesses are going through in recent times. At Microsoft, our mission is to bring AI to every developer and every organization on the planet, and to help businesses augment human ingenuity in… Read more

Deep Learning & Computer Vision in the Microsoft Azure Cloud

This is the first in a multi-part series by guest blogger Adrian Rosebrock. Adrian writes at PyImageSearch.com about computer vision and deep learning using Python, and he recently finished authoring a new book on deep learning for computer vision and image recognition. Introduction I had two goals when I set out to write my new… 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

Find Images With Images

This post is authored by Remko de Lange, Data Solution Architect at Microsoft. How often does it happen that you have a clear picture in mind of what you want to purchase next, but you don’t know how or where to get it? We usually start with consulting our favorite search engine on the web…. Read more

Saving Snow Leopards with Deep Learning and Computer Vision on Spark

This post is authored by Mark Hamilton, Software Engineer at Microsoft, Rhetick Sengupta, President of Snow Leopard Trust, and Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, and Roope Astala, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. The Snow Leopard – A Highly Endangered Animal Snow leopards are highly endangered animals that inhabit high-altitude steppes and mountainous terrain in Asia… Read more

Hello 2017 / Recap of Top 10 Posts from 2016

As we kick off what will surely be another very exciting year of progress in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science, we start with a quick recap of our “Top 10” most popular posts from the year just concluded. These were the posts that garnered the most number of page views from you in… 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

Training Deep Neural Networks on ImageNet Using Microsoft R Server and Azure GPU VMs

This post is by Miguel Fierro, Data Scientist, Max Kaznady, Data Scientist, Richin Jain, Solution Architect, Tao Wu, Principal Data Scientist Manager, and Andreas Argyriou, Data Scientist, at Microsoft. Deep learning has made a lot of strides in the computer vision subdomain of image classification in the past few years. This success has opened up… Read more