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  • Blog Post: Advancing Research in Sign Language Recognition

    Re-post of a recent article that ran on the An estimated 360 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. But a majority of hearing individuals do not understand sign language. So communication between the hearing and the deaf can be challenging. Now researchers are poised to make such interactions...
  • Blog Post: Rapid Progress in Automatic Image Captioning

    This blog post is authored by John Platt , Deputy Managing Director and Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research. I have been excited for many years now in the grand challenge of image understanding. There are as many definitions of image understanding as there are computer vision researchers...
  • Blog Post: Machine Learning, meet Computer Vision – Part 2

    This blog post is co-authored by Jamie Shotton , Antonio Criminisi and Sebastian Nowozin of Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK. In our last post , we introduced you to the field of computer vision and talked about a powerful approach, classifying pixels using decision forests, which has found broad...
  • Blog Post: Machine Learning, meet Computer Vision

    This is part 1 of a 2 part series, co-authored by Jamie Shotton , Antonio Criminisi and Sebastian Nowozin of Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK. The second part was later posted here . Computer vision, the field of building computer algorithms to automatically understand the contents of images, grew...