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  • Blog Post: Unraveling the Mysteries of Quantum Computing

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies For years now, Microsoft researchers have been working with academics and scientists to unlock the riddles of quantum computing , a field that aims to merge the mysterious properties of quantum mechanics with computing. If achieved, a scalable quantum computer...
  • Blog Post: Platt Plenty Excited About AI

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Now, here’s an interesting one: The latest video in Channel 9 ’s Microsoft Research Luminaries series features John Platt ( @johnplattml ) and explores his work in the resurgent research area of artificial intelligence (AI), its close cousin,...
  • Blog Post: Project Adam and the Future of Programming

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Perhaps you’ve heard about Project Adam over the last few days. That work, which shows that large-scale, commodity distributed systems are able to train extra-large deep neural networks efficiently, has received its share of attention in the tech media...
  • Blog Post: Helping SQL Server Rev Up to Full Speed

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies As SQL Server 2014 is released to manufacturing on March 18, one of the features that will be bolstering the new release, to be available to customers on April 1, are its in-memory solutions built directly into the product. These solutions began as Hekaton...
  • Blog Post: Buxton, Han on Channel 9: Friends Swapping Stories

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies “3-D printing’s been around for years and years and years. That was called milling machines and, later on, stereolithography, but the cost has changed by orders of magnitude, which makes it possible—just as lower cost made personal computers...
  • Blog Post: Conquering Distributed Challenges

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Distributed computing can be a fiendishly difficult endeavor. Its benefits are manifest: Such systems pass messages across a series of computing devices connected to a network, and those devices interact efficiently to achieve results beyond the capability...
  • Blog Post: Latest Microsoft Research Luminary: Lucas Joppa, Conservation Scientist

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Over the past several years, Microsoft Research Cambridge has established its bona fides as a serious player in the area of computational ecology, so it’s no great surprise that work from that lab caught the attention of Prince William during a recent...
  • Blog Post: Audio Advances Help Xbox One Determine Signal from Noise

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies You might remember Ivan Tashev as the researcher behind the audio technology that helped to make Kinect for Xbox 360 such a marketplace sensation a couple of years ago. Now, with Xbox One headed for a Nov. 22 debut, Tashev, a principal software architect...
  • Blog Post: Luminaries Series Features Jeannette Wing

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Jeannette Wing is corporate vice president of Microsoft Research. As such, she oversees Microsoft Research’s core research laboratories around the world—and Microsoft Research Connections . That much is true, indisputably. But her personal...
  • Blog Post: Learn How Microsoft Researchers Are Using Wearable Technology to Read Your Moods

    Tweet Posted by Kelly Berschauer You can feel the stress building—you’re on deadline, your computer has stalled to a standstill, you’re pounding keys in frustration, and your blood is boiling. You’re about to explode. And at that exact moment, your computer...