Data Virtualization: Unlocking Data for AI and Machine Learning

This post is authored by Robert Alexander, Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft. For reliability, accuracy and performance, both AI and machine learning heavily rely on large sets. Because the larger the pool of data, the better you can train the models. That’s why it’s critical for big data platforms to efficiently work with different data… Read more

Accelerating Business Transformation with Cortana Intelligence Solution Templates

Earlier today, Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Data Group, announced a set of new Cortana Intelligence solution templates as part of his keynote address at the Microsoft Data Amp event. Cortana Intelligence solution templates give customers the means to rapidly conceive and implement their big data, machine learning and analytics projects. Technical implementers can… Read more

Retail Customer Churn Prediction: How-To Guide Now Available

This post is authored by Lixun Zhang, Data Scientist, Daisy Deng, Software Engineer, and Tao Wu, Principal Data Scientist Manager, at Microsoft. Predicting customer churn rate is among the most sought-after machine learning and analytics applications for retail stores, and of high value to companies that are eager to take advantage of the ever-increasing amounts… Read more

Using SQL Server 2016 with R Services for Campaign Optimization

This post is authored by Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Director of Program Management at Microsoft. We are happy to announce a new Campaign Optimization solution based on R Services in SQL Server 2016, designed to help customers apply machine learning to increase response rates from their leads. This post contains more information about this new solution…. Read more

Introducing Custom Modules in the Cortana Intelligence Gallery

This post is authored by Roopali Kaujalgi, Senior Program Manager, and Hai Ning, Principal Program Manager, at Microsoft. Azure ML Studio offers a list of 75 (and growing!) built-in modules, to help you prepare data and create machine learning experiments. We also offer extensibility via custom R modules, for functionality beyond what’s in the built-in… Read more

Jump Start Your Analytics with Cortana Intelligence Solutions

This post is authored by Sachin Chouksey, Principal Software Engineering Manager, and Darwin Schweitzer, Senior Program Manager, at Microsoft. What’s the Problem? Building analytics solutions can consume a lot of time.  Customers who wish to build intelligent solutions on Microsoft’s advanced analytics platform today, for instance, need to navigate through a multitude of options, thanks… Read more

Busting the 5 myths of AI with the Cortana Intelligence Gallery

This post was authored by Rimma Nehme, Technical Assistant, Data Group at Microsoft. Today, the business potential of Machine Learning and AI is real. Businesses can apply ML and AI to transform, optimize and automate their businesses having previously relied only on human intelligence. You may wonder, ‘how can I apply AI to my business?’… Read more

Machine Learning Moves the Needle on Neural Science

Data Scientists Decode Human Perceptions from Brain Signals This post is by Chirag Dhull, Product Marketing and Hang Zhang, Senior Data Science Manager, at Microsoft. Millions of people suffer from brain-related injuries and disorders every year. Being able to decode human perceptions from brain signals can benefit this population greatly. That’s what inspired Stanford University… Read more

Cleveland Clinic to Identify At-Risk Patients in ICU using Cortana Intelligence

This post is by Shaheen Gauher, PhD, and Fidan Boylu Uz, PhD, Data Scientists at Microsoft. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center providing clinical and hospital care. It’s a leader in research, education and health information and at the forefront of developing and applying new technology. Cleveland Clinic launched eHospital in April 2014… Read more

Contribute to Women’s Health Outcomes Via New Data Science Competition

By Charis Loveland, Senior Program Manager for Cortana Intelligence Competitions in the Data Group at Microsoft   According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report released in 2011, about 820,000 women and men aged 15-24 were newly infected with HIV in developing countries. Over 60% of these were women. Among so many other challenges, developing countries… Read more