Introducing the new Data Science Virtual Machine on Windows Server 2016

This post is authored by Udayan Kumar, Software Engineer at Microsoft. We are excited to offer a Windows Server 2016 version of our very popular Microsoft Azure Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM). This new DSVM version is based on the latest Windows Server 2016 Data Center edition. We’ve added new tools and upgraded existing tools… Read more

Deep Learning on the New Ubuntu-Based Data Science Virtual Machine for Linux

Authored by Paul Shealy, Senior Software Engineer, and Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager, at Microsoft. Deep learning has received significant attention recently for its ability to create machine learning models with very high accuracy. It’s especially popular in image and speech recognition tasks, where the availability of massive datasets with rich information make it feasible… 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

Julia – A Fresh Approach to Numerical Computing

This post is authored by Viral B. Shah, co-creator of the Julia language and co-founder and CEO at Julia Computing, and Avik Sengupta, head of engineering at Julia Computing. The Julia language provides a fresh new approach to numerical computing, where there is no longer a compromise between performance and productivity. A high-level language that… Read more

Hello 2017, and Recap of Top 10 Posts of 2016

As we kick off what will surely be another very exciting year of progress in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science, we start with a quick recap of our “Top 10” most popular posts (based on aggregate readership) from the year just concluded. Here are the posts that had the most page views in… Read more

Deep Learning Made Easy in Azure

This post was authored by Anusua Trivedi, Data Scientist, Microsoft and Jamie Olson, Analytics Solution Architect, Microsoft Deep learning is an exciting new space for predictive modeling and machine learning and I’ve previously written about a variety of different models and tools in my previous blogs.  However, it can be intimidating to get started and… 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

New Additions to the Data Science Virtual Machine – Test Drive, Community Forums, Deep Learning

This post is authored by Paul Shealy, Senior Software Engineer, and Barnam Bora, Program Manager, at Microsoft. The Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) is a custom virtual machine image from Microsoft that comes pre-installed with popular data science tools for modeling and development activities. The DSVM is offered in both Windows and Linux editions. There’s… 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

Building Deep Neural Networks in the Cloud with Azure GPU VMs, MXNet and Microsoft R Server

This post is by Max Kaznady, Data Scientist; Richin Jain, Solution Architect; Tao Wu, Principal Data Scientist Manager; Miguel Fierro, Data Scientist and Andreas Argyriou, Data Scientist, all at Microsoft. Deep learning has been behind several recent breakthroughs in machine learning applications. In the field of computer vision, novel approaches such as deep residual learning… Read more