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Machine learning

Chris J.C. Burges to receive ICML Test of Time Award for prescient machine learning work

Burges and colleagues honored for 2005 paper that introduced RankNet, a neural network ranking system still used in Microsoft's Bing search engine today and also leading to advances in real-time translation and image captioning.
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Software development and programming

Don Syme, developer of .NET Generics, gets Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal

Don Syme, a principal researcher in Microsoft's Cambridge, U.K. lab, was honored for his contributions to the engineering community, including .NET Generics and his many other contributions that benefit programmers and computer users worldwide.
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Human-computer interaction

The world of wearables

Microsoft researcher Desney Tan and Amish Patel, director of experiences and design for the Personal Devices Group at Microsoft, chat about making technology more accessible using combinations of sensors and analytics in the latest Next at Microsoft podcast.
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