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We have contributed to nearly every product Microsoft has shipped, including Kinect for Xbox, Cortana, cool free photography apps like Hyperlapse, and other programs that help secure your data in the cloud. We have world-renowned scientists at the forefront of machine learning, computer vision, speech, and artificial intelligence. Our external collaborations include efforts to prevent disease outbreaks and solve problems facing large cities such as traffic and pollution.

Explore and discover what our more than 1,000 researchers and engineers in labs around the world have been up to lately.

Artificial intelligence

New app uses artificial intelligence to identify dogs

The new iPhone app Fetch! can identify and classify dogs by breeds and tell you what kind of human personality fits best with specific breeds.

Machine learning

Collaborating to speed up clinical trials for multiple sclerosis and perhaps similar diseases

Research collaboration with Novartis results in Assess MS, breaking new ground in machine learning and helping people who have multiple sclerosis get treatment faster.

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.

Academic research and computer science news

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