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Microsoft Research Blog
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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Microsoft Research Blog
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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Microsoft Research Blog
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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BBC News
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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Microsoft Research Blog
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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Microsoft Research Blog
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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Microsoft Research Blog
Wolfram Schulte, director of engineering for Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise division, will receive the IEEE Computer Society 2016 Harlan D. Mills Award. for contributions that led to major theoretical and practical advances in software verification.
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Date: 29 February 2016
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Microsoft Research Blog
With data on thousands of taxiways at different airports and tools available to anyone on GitHub, researchers are developing models to improve aircraft taxiing to reduce pollution and improve airport efficiency.
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Date: 24 February 2016
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Microsoft Research Blog
Yong Rui, assistant managing director of Microsoft Research Asia, is among the recipients of the IEEE Computer Society 2016 Technical Achievement Award for "pioneering contributions to multimedia analysis and retrieval."
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Date: 22 February 2016
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Microsoft Research Blog
Communicate with the Pegasus II craft during flight and receive text messages as it reaches its milestones in space in this Internet of Things experiment based on Microsoft Research's Project Orleans.
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Date: 22 February 2016
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Microsoft Fire Hose Blog
Plumbago, a new app for Windows 8.1 and 10 tablets released through the Microsoft Garage, is a digital notebook with technology that smooths out handwriting so your scribbles are easier to read later.
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Date: 19 February 2016
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Microsoft Translator Blog
The Microsoft Translator app for Android gets the world's first Deep Neural Network-powered offline engine for near online-quality translations, while OCR for iOS delivers translation capabilities for signs, menus and more.
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Date: 18 February 2016
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Microsoft Research Blog
Becoming open source and being managed by the American Astronomical Society has allowed WorldWide Telescope to widen its capabilities, inspire scientists, heighten scientific understandings, and enrich our experience of the universe.
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Date: 17 February 2016
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The Register
Microsoft researchers in partnership with academia have dramatically increased the speed of homomorphic encryption systems, which allow software to analyze and modify encrypted data without decrypting it.
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Date: 11 February 2016
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Microsoft News Center
Man's best friend has inspired a new app: Fetch! Using your iPhone camera or photo library, it can identify and classify dogs by breeds and tell you what kind of human personality fits best with specific breeds.
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Date: 11 February 2016
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Microsoft News Center
Collaboration between Microsoft Research's Cambridge (U.K.) lab and biotech company Novartis holds the promise of helping doctors more quickly bring better treatments to patients who are suffering from multiple sclerosis.
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Date: 8 February 2016
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