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Microsoft Azure and cloud computing

Predicting ocean chemistry using Microsoft Azure

Introducing LiveOcean: A cloud-based predictive system from the University of Washington and Microsoft Research of ocean acidification properties that may help the shellfish industry survive changing conditions by providing forecasts about ocean water.

Microsoft research project puts cloud in ocean for the first time

Microsoft researchers believe placing datacenters under water could solve several problems by introducing a new power source, greatly reducing cooling costs, closing the distance to connected populations and making it easier and faster to set them up.


Open source AI

CNTK, Microsoft's open source deep learning toolkit, now available on GitHub

By increasing the speed at which computers can understand speech, the Computational Network Toolkit "is just insanely more efficient than anything we've ever seen," says researcher Xuedong Huang.

Computer vision

Popular selfie app adds social sharing and also can produce professional looking photos

Computer vision technologies ranging from face detection to visual recognition have contributed to the Microsoft Selfie app's meteoric rise in popularity.

Academic research and computer science news

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