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Microsoft Research Blog
Some 200 scholars, scientists, and researchers attended this year's Latin American Faculty Summit, which showcased advancements in AI technology while highlighting the specific quality-of-life applications of that work.
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Date: 25 May 2016
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Microsoft researchers are looking at ways to better secure both the latest, cutting-edge consumer technologies and the more traditional tools that we rely on for everyday activities like accessing bank records and identifying ourselves at work.
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Date: 23 May 2016
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Citing 25 years of significant impact on software engineering research, the IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering has awarded Microsoft Research the 2016 TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award.
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Date: 20 May 2016
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Artificial intelligence bots that read, classify, and tag every document published to the web in real time are growing the massive collection of academic knowledge, called Microsoft Academic Graph, by one million articles per week.
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Date: 20 May 2016
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Learn how Microsoft Research and the National Center for Women & Information Technology are working with U.S. academic institutions to develop and implement initiatives that recruit and retain women in the computing and technology fields of study.
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Date: 18 May 2016
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A grad student who hadn’t worked on a quantum simulator before found the tool he needed to solve a real problem and win the Quantum Challenge. Learn more about his work and how the finalists seized the opportunity to do hands-on quantum computing.
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Date: 16 May 2016
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Yuval Peres and Robert Schapire, two Microsoft researchers known for their groundbreaking achievements in their respective fields of probability theory and machine learning, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
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Date: 13 May 2016
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Jeannette M. Wing told a Senate committee that basic research plays a central role in American innovation, has led to major advances in fields including biotechnology, computer science and aerospace, and has fueled considerable economic growth.
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Date: 11 May 2016
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SwimTrain, a collaboration between researchers from Microsoft and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, is an "exergame" designed to eliminate exercise boredom for swimmers who train on their own.
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Date: 11 May 2016
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Learn how Cortana Intelligence Suite is being used to help researchers, federal agencies, commercial partners, and first responders close the gap between national flood forecasting and local emergency response.
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Date: 6 May 2016
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At the premiere conference on human-computer interaction, Microsoft will present research advances that could vastly improve the way we'll use mobile devices, more easily navigate through virtual environments, and more.
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Date: 28 April 2016
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WIRED
Microsoft speech pioneer Xuedong Huang, whose research led to Skype Translator and Cortana, is honored as one of WIRED's 25 geniuses creating the future right now.
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Date: 27 April 2016
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Eric Horvitz, a technical fellow and managing director of Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington, research lab, received the ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award for groundbreaking contributions in artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction.
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Date: 27 April 2016
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Date: 18 April 2016
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The REACH initiative uses cloud-based Azure Machine Learning to monitor sensors in water wells in remote parts of Africa and Asia to help millions of poor people access clean water.
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Date: 14 April 2016
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Visual storytelling, a new research project using machine learning to add narrative to image collections, could potentially be used to provide richer descriptive tools for people who are blind or visually impaired.
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Date: 14 April 2016
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Elad Yom-Tov demonstrates how the Internet's trove of data on how we research our own health can itself be mined for answers medical researchers otherwise have no way of getting.
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Date: 13 April 2016
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The Register
Researchers from Microsoft and the University of Washington collaborated to develop an end-to-end system to encode, store and retrieve digital data using DNA molecules.
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Date: 11 April 2016
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Wired
Holoportation, developed in the Cambridge, U.K. lab, projects a live hologram of a person into another room, where they can interact with whomever's present in real time as though they were actually there.
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Date: 8 April 2016
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Seeing AI, a research project that can be used as a cell phone app or via smart glasses, uses computer vision and natural language processing to describe a person's surroundings, read text, answer questions and even identify emotions on people's faces.
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Date: 30 March 2016
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Steve Hodges, principal researcher in Microsoft's Cambridge, U.K. research lab, discusses the impact the Micro Bit mini-computer can have on the one million school children who will be coding on the robust devices.
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Date: 29 March 2016
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Jeannette M. Wing reflects on the progress in injecting computational thinking into research and education of all fields in the last 10 years. The concept of computational thinking derives from Wing's optimism on the future of computer science.
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Date: 23 March 2016
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The Fire Hose
SandDance helps you visually explore datasets to find stories and extract insights. Available as a Web-based tool and a custom Power BI visual, SandDance shows all the data organized into aggregations, revealing overall patterns as well as outliers.
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Date: 22 March 2016
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Microsoft researchers have developed a new platform that allows computer scientists to use the world of Minecraft as a testing ground for conducting research designed to improve artificial intelligence.
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Date: 13 March 2016
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Corporate vice president Jeannette M. Wing reflects on the early achievements of the Expeditions Program, an initiative encouraging researchers to pursue audacious goals, to resource them for the long term, and to reward their long-term commitment.
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Date: 1 March 2016
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