Machine Reading at Scale – Transfer Learning for Large Text Corpuses

This post is authored by Anusua Trivedi, Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft. This post builds on the MRC Blog where we discussed how machine reading comprehension (MRC) can help us “transfer learn” any text. In this post, we introduce the notion of and the need for machine reading at scale, and for transfer learning on… Read more

Power Bat – How Spektacom is Powering the Game of Cricket with Microsoft AI

A special guest post by cricket legend and founder of Spektacom Technologies, Anil Kumble. This post was co-authored by Tara Shankar Jana, Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft. While cricket is an old sport with a dedicated following of fans across the globe, the game has been revolutionized in the 21st century with the… Read more

Deep Learning Without Labels

Announcing new open source contributions to the Apache Spark community for creating deep, distributed, object detectors – without a single human-generated label This post is authored by members of the Microsoft ML for Apache Spark Team – Mark Hamilton, Minsoo Thigpen, Abhiram Eswaran, Ari Green, Courtney Cochrane, Janhavi Suresh Mahajan, Karthik Rajendran, Sudarshan Raghunathan, and… Read more

“Snip Insights” – An Open Source Cross-Platform AI Tool for Intelligent Screen Capture

This post is authored by Tara Shankar Jana, Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft. What if we could infuse AI into the everyday tools we use, to delight everyday users? With just a little bit of creativity – and the power of the Microsoft AI platform behind us – it’s now become easier than… Read more

Can AI Generate Programs to Help Automate Busy Work?

By Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President and CTO of AI, and Sumit Gulwani, Partner Research Manager, at Microsoft. There are an estimated 250 million “knowledge workers” in the world, a term that encompasses anybody engaged in professional, technical or managerial occupations. These are individuals who, for most part, perform non-routine work that requires the handling… Read more

This New [AI] Software Constantly Improves – and that Makes all the Difference

Based on a recent conversation between Joseph Sirosh, CTO for AI at Microsoft, and Roger Magoulas, VP of Radar at O’Reilly Media. Link to video recording below. Joseph and Roger had an interesting conversation at the recently concluded O’Reilly AI Conference in San Francisco where Joseph delivered a keynote talk on Connected Arms. Their discussion… Read more

AI-Based Virtual Tutors – The Future of Education?

This post is co-authored by Chun Ming Chin, Technical Program Manager, and Max Kaznady, Senior Data Scientist, of Microsoft, with Luyi Huang, Nicholas Kao and James Tayali, students at University of California at Berkeley. This blog post is about the UC Berkeley Virtual Tutor project and the speech recognition technologies that were tested as part… Read more

How to Implement AI-First Business Models at Scale

Earlier this week, MIT, in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group, released their second global study looking at AI adoption in industry. A top finding of this report is that the leading companies in AI adoption are now convinced of the value of AI and are now facing the challenge of moving beyond individual point solutions… Read more

Data Center Scale Computing and Artificial Intelligence with Matei Zaharia, Inventor of Apache Spark

Matei Zaharia, Chief Technologist at Databricks & Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, in conversation with Joseph Sirosh, Chief Technology Officer of Artificial Intelligence in Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Business At Microsoft, we are privileged to work with individuals whose ideas are blazing a trail, transforming entire businesses through the power of the cloud,… Read more

Pioneers in AI – Conversations with AI Thought Leaders

At Microsoft, we are privileged to work with individuals whose ideas are blazing a trail, transforming entire businesses through the power of the cloud, big data and artificial intelligence. Our new Pioneers in AI series features insights from such pathbreakers. Join us as we dive into these innovators’ ideas and the solutions they are bringing… Read more