Text Mining to Improve the Health of Millions of Citizens

By Kenji Takeda, Director of Azure for Research at Microsoft. Doctors face daily decisions about the best care for their patients, and their own clinical experience can be enhanced using evidence-based medicine, such as through clinical trial data. As David Tovey, Editor-in-Chief, Cochrane, explained, “Before evidence-based medicine came along, people were reliant on the expertise… Read more

Optimizing Project Staffing to Improve Profitability with Cortana Intelligence

This post is by Francesca Lazzeri and Hong Lu, Data Scientists, and Ilan Reiter, Principal Data Science Manager, at Microsoft. Introduction and Business Domain Recent advancements in machine learning and big data technologies are allowing companies to apply better staffing strategies by taking advantage of historical data. Ensuring that the right people get assigned to… Read more

Revolutionizing Retail Through Personalization and Advanced Analytics – Free White Paper & Webinar

The way people shop has changed considerably in recent years. These days, people comparison shop on the go, receive promotional deals at their fingertips, and all get the information they need to make buying decisions in near real time. If you are in the retail business, you need to get ahead of the curve and… Read more

Home Appliances, Vending Machines – Even Cruise Ships – Get an Infusion of Cortana Intelligence & Machine Learning

A quick overview of recent customer case studies involving the application of Microsoft’s AI, Big Data & Machine Learning offerings. Carnival Maritime Predicts Water Consumption on Cruise Ships The Costa Group’s fleet of 26 cruise ships sail all over the world. The industrial equipment on their ships have thousands of sensors that collect data in… Read more

Pioneer Behind “Internet of Oysters” Now Looking to Sustainably Feed the Planet

Re-posted from the Microsoft Transform blog. Ros Harvey has been a pioneer when it comes to using technology to improve the lives of millions of people. After having recently upended oyster farming in Australia with her work on the “Internet of Oysters”, she decided to expand her business, which is called The Yield, to help… 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

Healthcare Analytics with Cortana Intelligence

This post is authored by Shaheen Gauher, PhD, Data Scientist at Microsoft. U.S. healthcare spending is expected to reach $4.8 trillion in 2021, accounting for one-fifth of the U.S. economy! The total annual cost of healthcare for a typical family of four with employer-provided PPO insurance coverage, as estimated by Milliman, is about $25,000 in… Read more

Education Solutions in the Cortana Intelligence Gallery

This post is by Roopali Kaujalgi, Senior Program Manager at the Data Group at Microsoft. If you’re a teacher or school administrator, imagine how powerful it would be to proactively identify at-risk learners, help improve their performance and drive up overall graduation rates at your educational institution. Applying data science principles to student data and… Read more

Machine Learning Drives the Future of Manufacturing: Notes from Hannover Messe

This post is authored by George Iordanescu, Francesca Lazzeri and Vivek Gupta, Data Scientists at Microsoft. Microsoft had a strong presence at the recently concluded Hannover Messe 2016. We had a chance to interact with visitors of many backgrounds and from all over the world – a great experience for us and the rest of… Read more

Portland Trail Blazers Use Cortana Intelligence to Better Understand Fans, Boost Ticket Sales

This post is co-authored by Ke Huang, Data Scientist, and Tao Wu, Principal Data Scientist Manager, at Microsoft. To succeed as a business, a professional sports team must know its fans well. From ticket sales to merchandise to concessions, having a great understanding of the fans is critical to all aspects of customer engagement and… Read more