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  • Blog Post: Azure ML for Teaching

    Re-posted from this article by Dr Kenji Takeda of Microsoft Research Some of the world’s best ML researchers got together at ICML 2015 in Lille, France, recently. Many conversations at the Microsoft ICML booth gravitated towards using Azure ML as a teaching tool. Its easy to understand why teaching...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research at ICML, Lille

    Microsoft Research is a proud Gold Sponsor of this year’s International Conference on Machine Learning ( ICML ), taking place in the beautiful city of Lille, France. For more than 20 years, Microsoft has been at the forefront in building state of the art ML advances for our products and services...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Joins the R Consortium

    By Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Information Management & Machine Learning, Microsoft R is a rapidly evolving language for statistical data analysis that’s driving innovation in the field of data sciences. Microsoft is part of the R community and together, we're pushing R...
  • Blog Post: Label Quality for Machine Learning

    This blog post is authored by Omar Alonso, a Senior Data Scientist Lead at Microsoft. To subscribe to this blog, click here . Every successful chef will tell you that a key part of preparing a great meal is how you source your ingredients. The same advice applies to supervised or semi-supervised machine...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Machine Learning & Data Science Conference

    The spring 2015 edition of the Machine Learning & Data Science (MLDS) Conference for Microsoft employees concluded two weeks ago. This conference, which is held twice yearly, is a key part of the vibrant community around ML and data science within Microsoft. In it, we cover the entire spectrum of...
  • Blog Post: Fun with ML, Stream Analytics and PowerBI – Observing Virality in Real Time

    This post is authored by Corom Thompson and Santosh Balasubramanian, Engineers in Information Management and Machine Learning at Microsoft. To subscribe to this blog, click here . Updated 5/2/2015 We've had some questions so we updated this post to be more clear. To answer the top one: No we...
  • Blog Post: In ML, What They Know Can Hurt You

    This blog post is authored by Juan M. Lavista, Principal Data Scientist at Microsoft. Imagine you own a restaurant in a city (any city but not Seattle * ). From inside the restaurant there’s no way to see the outside. You come up with a marketing plan that if it rains, your restaurant will provide...
  • Blog Post: 5 lucrative tech careers to pursue in 2015

    Re-post from a recent article featured on Looking to make the biggest bucks in the fastest growing industry? There are two crystal clear - albeit unsurprising - commonalities among the top 10 highest paying jobs in the tech industry. If you want to cash in the biggest checks, you have to: Step...
  • Blog Post: Tweet Chat with John Platt – Thu December 4th, 1pm PDT

    Tweet Chat with John Platt Thu December 4 th , 1 pm PDT Hosted by: @MLatMSFT Hashtag: #MLatMSFT He is one of the leading experts in Machine Learning, a multi-patented inventor and data guru. During his Ph.D. at Caltech he even managed to discover a couple of asteroids! He is a Distinguished...
  • Blog Post: Exploration: Data Science... with Mario Garzia

    This blog post is authored by Mario Garzia, Partner Data Sciences Architect, Technology and Research Data Science and “big data” have become 21 st century buzzwords in the tech industry. Yet in many ways the term “Big Data” is relative to our ability to collect, store and process...
  • Blog Post: Machine Learning at Microsoft

    This blog post is authored by Joseph Sirosh , Corporate Vice President of Machine Learning at Microsoft. Some months ago, my colleague and friend John Platt and I were bouncing around a few ideas to disseminate the deep advances and practical expertise that Microsoft has accumulated over the years...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar - ML for Business Users & Enterprise Developers

    Re-posted from Gigaom Research. This webinar will explore ML concepts in terms that business users can understand. A panel will discuss how ML can be used by mainstream developers and database professionals as an important tool for business decision making. This session will be most relevant for business...
  • Blog Post: ICYMI - Free Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics Training

    In case you missed it: If you're not a data scientist, but interested in the power of ML and predictive analytics, be sure check out this level 100 Microsoft Virtual Academy course on Azure ML. In a demo-rich format led by entertaining experts Buck Woody, Seayoung Rhee and Scott Klein, you...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft to Acquire Revolution Analytics

    Re-posted from the Official Microsoft Blog Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics . Announcing this earlier today, Joseph Sirosh , Corporate Vice President of Information Management and Machine Learning at Microsoft, said “Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Acquires Equivio, Provider of ML Solutions for eDiscovery and Information Governance

    Re-post from the Official Microsoft Blog Our customers generate enormous volumes of data every day including tons of email and documents. Sifting through all that data to find what is relevant to a specific legal or compliance issue can be prohibitively expensive and time consuming. We acquired...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Readers’ Choice – Our 10 Most Popular ML Blog Posts of 2014

    We launched this blog in June 2014 with the intent of sharing important advances and practical knowledge accumulated by Microsoft in the field of ML. After six months of regular posts, many of them authored by world-leading ML researchers and practitioners, we are seeing tens of thousands of readers...
  • Blog Post: Skype Translator Puts Machine Learning to the Test

    Our previous post had a video showing Skype's automatic speech translation in action . In this post, we share an infographic from the Skype team about how they perform such automatic speech recognition and translation (including how they translates instant messages in over 40 languages). You...
  • Blog Post: WIRED: How Skype Used AI to Build Its Amazing New Language Translator

    Re-posted from an article that recently appeared on “… a new Microsoft technology that seems borrowed from the world of Star Trek ” “… a Skype add-on that listens to the English words you speak into Microsoft’s internet phone-calling software and translates...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Bing brings the world’s knowledge to your Office documents

    Imagine your child is writing a report about Abraham Lincoln, they just started and so far they’ve typed: “Lincoln was the 16th president of United States. He was born in…” but then realize they’ve forgotten when Honest Abe was born. Ordinarily, they would have to leave...
  • 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: Machine Learning – Hype or Reality? Microsoft ML Experts Weigh In

    The recent Practice of Machine Learning Conference at Microsoft concluded with a lively panel discussion moderated by principal researcher Misha Bilenko on the topic of: "Are We at Peak ML, or at the Start of AI Takeover? Hype vs. Reality of Machine Learning.” Our panelists were: ...
  • 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...