Microsoft @ NIPS 2017, Long Beach, CA

Re-posted from the Microsoft Research blog. The thirty-first annual conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) starts on Monday next week, and is being held in Long Beach, CA, from December 4th through 9th, 2017. The event, which is completely sold out, is a multi-track machine learning and computational neuroscience conference that includes invited talks,… Read more

Microsoft at NIPS 2016, Barcelona, Where AI is the Buzz

Re-posted from the Microsoft Research blog. The 30th annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) is on next week, from December 5th through 10th, in Barcelona. For those of you who are not familiar with NIPS, it’s an annual machine learning and computational neuroscience conference, featuring many exciting talks, demos, poster presentations and workshops,… Read more

Award-Winning Research Paper Brings Precision to Sampling Methods Used in Statistics and ML

Through a new, efficient algorithm for exact sampling, Microsoft researchers Daniel Tarlow and Tom Minka, along with former Microsoft intern Chris Maddison, address a core problem of statistics and machine learning (ML). The authors submitted their algorithm at NIPS 2014 where it was picked as one of the two Outstanding Paper Award winners from a… Read more

Addressing Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Machine Learning

Hanna Wallach is a Microsoft ML researcher based out of New York City and also serves as a faculty member in the Computational Social Science Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Hanna recently gave a talk on the topic of Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in ML at NIPS 2014. You can read a transcript of… Read more

Machine Learning Trends from NIPS 2014

This blog post is authored by John Platt, Deputy Managing Director and Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research. I just returned from the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2014 conference, which was held this year in Montreal, Canada. NIPS is one of the two main machine learning (ML) conferences, the other being ICML. NIPS has broad… Read more