Embarrassingly Parallel Image Classification, Using Cognitive Toolkit and TensorFlow on Azure HDInsight Spark

This post is by Mary Wahl, Data Scientist, T.J. Hazen, Principal Data Scientist Manager, Miruna Oprescu, Software Engineer, and Sudarshan Raghunathan, Principal Software Engineering Manager, at Microsoft. Summary Deep neural networks (DNNs) are extraordinarily versatile and increasingly popular machine learning models that require significantly more time and computational resources for execution than traditional approaches. By… Read more

Free AI Immersion Workshop on May 9th in Seattle – Register Now!

We are excited to announce that registration for the Microsoft AI Immersion Workshop is now open to all developers. The Workshop is being held on Tuesday, May 9th, at the W Hotel in Seattle. This is a free in-person event, but capacity is limited – so register now to reserve your spot. This is a… Read more

Microsoft AI Immersion Workshop in Seattle – May 9th, 2017

The Microsoft AI Immersion Workshop, to be held in Seattle on May 9th, 2017, is a FREE pre-event to Microsoft Build 2017. The Workshop is a special opportunity for advanced developers interested in creating the next generation of intelligent apps, including enterprise-grade solutions, that use the very latest AI and Machine Learning techniques. Experienced Microsoft… Read more

Quick-Start Guide to the Data Science Bowl Lung Cancer Detection Challenge, Using Deep Learning, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit and Azure GPU VMs

This post is by Miguel Fierro, Data Scientist, Ye Xing, Senior Data Scientist, and Tao Wu, Principal Data Scientist Manager, all at Microsoft. Since its launch in mid-January, the Data Science Bowl Lung Cancer Detection Competition has attracted more than 1,000 submissions. To be successful in this competition, data scientists need to be able to… Read more

Cloud-Scale Text Classification with Convolutional Neural Networks on Microsoft Azure

This post is by Miguel Fierro, Ilia Karmanov, Thomas Delteil, Andreas Argyriou, and Max Kaznady, all Data Scientists at Microsoft. Natural Language Processing (NLP) is one of the fields in which deep learning has made significant progress. Specifically, the area of text classification, where the objective is to categorize documents, paragraphs or individual sentences into… Read more

Add Intelligence to Any SQL App, with the Power of Deep Learning

Re-posted from the SQL Server blog. Recent results and applications involving Deep Learning have proven to be incredibly promising, and across a diverse set of areas too, including speech recognition, language understanding, computer vision and more. Deep Learning is changing customer expectations and experiences around a variety of products and mobile apps, whether we’re aware… Read more

Cognitive Toolkit Helps Win 2016 CIF International Time Series Competition

This post is authored by Slawek Smyl, Senior Data & Applied Scientist at Microsoft. The Computational Intelligence in Forecasting (CIF) International Time Series Competition was one of ten competitions held at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI) in Vancouver, Canada, in late July this year. I am excited to report that my… Read more

Deep Learning Part 4: Content-Based Similar Image Retrieval using CNN

This post authored by Anusua Trivedi, Data Scientist, Microsoft. Background and Approach This blog series has been broken into several parts, in which I describe my experiences and go deep into the reasons behind my choices. In Part 1, I discussed the pros and cons of different symbolic frameworks, and my reasons for choosing Theano… 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

Applying Deep Learning at Cloud Scale, with Microsoft R Server & Azure Data Lake

This post is by Max Kaznady, Data Scientist, Miguel Fierro, Data Scientist, Richin Jain, Solution Architect, T. J. Hazen, Principal Data Scientist Manager, and Tao Wu, Principal Data Scientist Manager, all at Microsoft. Today’s businesses collect vast volumes of images, video, text and other types of data – data which can provide tremendous business value… Read more