How to Use FPGAs for Deep Learning Inference to Perform Land Cover Mapping on Terabytes of Aerial Images

This post is authored by Mary Wahl, Data Scientist; Daniel Hartl and Wilson Lee, Senior Software Engineers; Xiaoyong Zhu, Program Manager; Erika Menezes, Software Engineer; and Wee Hyong Tok, Principal Data Scientist Manager, at Microsoft. AI for Earth puts Microsoft’s cloud and AI tools in the hands of those working to solve global environmental challenges…. Read more

A New Real-Time AI Platform from Microsoft, and a Speech Recognition Milestone

Re-posted from the Microsoft Research blog. Microsoft had a couple of major AI -related announcements earlier this week, summarized below. Project Brainwave, for Real-Time AI Microsoft unveiled Project Brainwave earlier this week. A new deep learning acceleration platform, Project Brainwave represents a big leap forward in performance and flexibility for serving cloud-based deep learning models…. Read more

Major Breakthroughs from Microsoft Research this Week – in Conversational Speech, FPGA Acceleration & Genomic Sequencing

Reposted from the Microsoft Next blog. This has been a week of extraordinary breakthroughs from Microsoft Research, and this post recaps three major announcements: 1. Historic Achievement: Microsoft Researchers Reach Human Parity in Conversational Speech Recognition Microsoft has made a major breakthrough in speech recognition, creating a technology that recognizes the words in a conversation… Read more