Posted by Kerry Godes
Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations

Last week, Microsoft Research (MSR) held the 2012 edition of its Faculty Summit (now in its 13th year), which aims to bring together the forces of academic researchers and educators with Microsoft’s own team of researchers, product engineers and architects from around the globe. Their goal?  To enter in-depth discussions on the current state, as well as the future, of computer science research and how it can help bring together a broad range of contributors to solve real world problems.

One of the highlights amid the various keynotes and breakout sessions during the two day event, was the opening talk from Deputy Managing Director of MSR, Eric Horvitz. During his keynote, Eric discussed how a confluence of advances has led to an increased ability to collect, store, and harness large amounts of data for generating insights and guiding decision making in the open world.  To watch and download the video and audio from Eric’s talk, click here.  And let us know your thoughts on this year’s #FacSum in the comments or by reaching out to us on Twitter (@OpenAtMicrosoft).