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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- John Markoff and Peter Lee talk self-driving cars, robots taking the SAT and the AI of Hollywood
New York Times science reporter John Markoff and global head of Microsoft Research Peter Lee discuss the future of artificial intelligence and how robots and AI are already part of everyday life.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 21:00:00 GMT
- A laptop battery system that knows your habits and lasts a lot longer
Microsoft researchers, working with colleagues from academia, have come up with a system that uses multiple kinds of existing batteries, working in tandem with smarter software, to keep laptops and tablets charged much longer than current standards.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:00:00 GMT
- Microsoft researchers explore a practical way to build bug-free software
Microsoft researchers have figured out a way to build software systems spanning many computers that can be proven free of bugs, a significant feat in the decades-long quest to create perfect software.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:00:00 GMT
- Helping global organizations reduce environmental impact of their supply chains
An innovative tool launched by the University of Sheffield in partnership with Microsoft is helping organizations to reduce the environmental impact of their supply chains.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 22:00:00 GMT
- Artificial intelligence is raising concerns, and here's what researchers are doing to address them
Eric Horvitz and Thomas Dietterich comment on beneficial artificial intelligence contributions on the horizon, including technologies that could save many thousands of lives lost to accidents on roadways and errors made in hospitals.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 19:00:00 GMT
FourQlib is an efficient and portable math library that provides functions for computing essential elliptic curve operations on a new, high-performance curve called "FourQ". This curve targets the 128-bit security level.
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 02:25:12 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. http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/default.aspx?id=238453 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