Coming later this spring, the Kinect for Windows SDK is a programming toolkit that will enable researchers and enthusiasts easy access to the capabilities offered by the Microsoft Kinect device connected to computers running Microsoft Windows 7.
Microsoft Tag connects real life with the digital world. Microsoft Tags are small, colorful codes that can be printed, stuck, or displayed just about anywhere. When you snap a Tag with the camera on your internet-enabled phone, additional information or experiences are automatically opened on your phone. There is no fumbling with URLs or texting short codes. Microsoft Tags can make product packages, posters, print-based ads, magazine articles, exhibit signage, billboards, storefronts, business card, or just about anything else, interactive.
Songsmith generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Just choose a musical style, sing into your PC’s microphone, and Songsmith will create backing music for you. Then share your songs with your friends and family, post your songs online, or create your own music videos.
The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground- and space-based telescopes in the world to enable seamless, guided explorations of the universe.
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- Microsoft extends FPGA reach from Bing to deep learning
Researchers believe success with field programmable gate arrays can be applied to accelerate deep learning approaches, including convolutional neural networks, deep belief neural networks, and recurrent neural networks.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT
- All that RaaS: saving lives and transforming healthcare economics
The introduction of cloud computing and machine learning to health care is helping researchers identify ways to reduce hospital readmissions for chronic conditions and provide corresponding actionable guidelines for patient-provider teams.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:00:00 GMT
- Microsoft says programmable chips will make AI software smarter
As deep learning has led to recent breakthroughs in how accurately software can recognize images and speech, new progress on a practical way to power up deep learning software even more could lead to further significant advances in artificial intelligence
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT
- MobileFusion: Create 3D scans with your mobile phone
MobileFusion is a research project that turns ordinary mobile phones into 3D scanners without any additional hardware. The resulting 3D scans are detailed enough for 3D printing or use in augmented-reality games.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:00:00 GMT
- Open source software from Microsoft for academics
Academics are invited to visit Microsoft Research's new portal for open source projects to explore the available software, use it in their classes and research, and join in adding code to make the projects better.
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:00:00 GMT
- FingerPaint Dataset
The FingerPaint Dataset contains video-sequences of several individuals performing hand gestures, as captured by a depth camera. The ground truth locations of the fingertips are included as an annotation for each frame of the video. This dataset was developed for the paper: T. Sharp et al. "Accurate, Robust, and Flexible Real-time Hand Tracking." In Proc. CHI, vol. 8. 2015. Users of the dataset are requested to cite this paper. Note: The hand poses shown in these images were chosen at random and are not intended to convey any meaning or cause any offence.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:05:52 GMT
- Microsoft Research WikiQA Corpus
The WikiQA corpus is a new publicly available set of question and sentence pairs, collected and annotated for research on open-domain question answering. In order to reflect the true information need of general users, we used Bing query logs as the question source. Each question is linked to a Wikipedia page that potentially has the answer. Because the summary section of a Wikipedia page provides the basic and usually most important information about the topic, we used sentences in this section as the candidate answers. With the help of crowdsourcing, we included 3,047 questions and 29,258 sentences in the dataset, where 1,473 sentences were labeled as answer sentences to their corresponding questions. More detail of this corpus can be found in our EMNLP-2015 paper, "WikiQA: A Challenge Dataset for Open-Domain Question Answering" [Yang et al. 2015]. In addition, this download also includes the experimental results in the paper, an evaluation script for judging the "answer triggering" task, as well as the answer phrases labeled by the authors of the paper.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:43:30 GMT
- Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro
Microsoft Hyperlapse is a new technology that creates smooth and stabilized time lapses from first-person videos. Want to show your friends what you saw on that 12-mile hike you took last weekend or let them experience how it felt to fly down the mountain on your recent ski trip? With Microsoft Hyperlapse, you can time lapse those experiences, distilling them into easily consumable, enjoyable experiences.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:39:48 GMT
Sent2vec maps a pair of short text strings (e.g., sentences or query-answer pairs) to a pair of feature vectors in a continuous, low-dimensional space where the semantic similarity between the text strings is computed as the cosine similarity between their vectors in that space. sent2vec performs the mapping using the Deep Structured Semantic Model (DSSM) proposed in (Huang et al. 2013), or the DSSM with convolutional-pooling structure (CDSSM) proposed in (Shen et al. 2014; Gao et al. 2014).
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:38:49 GMT
- If-This-Then-That Programs and Descriptions Corpus
This download primarily contains a list of URLs with paired natural language descriptions and code, as well as a separate of those URLs into training, development, and test data. In addition, code is included to help the downloader retrieve those URLs and their contents. This data is released in support of the ACL 2015 paper entitled “Language to Code: Learning Semantic Parsers for If-This-Then-That Recipes” by Chris Quirk, Raymond Mooney, and Michel Galley.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:19:16 GMT