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USDA and Microsoft Innovation Challenge for food resilience

USDA and Microsoft Innovation Challenge for food resilience

2 years ago
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Microsoft are sponsoring the Innovation Challenge, a competition to develop data-driven software applications that help visualize and explore how climate change will affect the resiliency of food systems in the United States. Challenge participants will have access to a Microsoft Azure cloud-based data portal hosting key USDA […]
How To Use the Translation Features of Microsoft Outlook

How To Use the Translation Features of Microsoft Outlook

2 years ago
Got an email you can’t read? No problem. Want to respond even though you don’t know the language? You can do that too. Learn about all of the translation features in Outlook, powered by Microsoft Translator. For more information on using Translator with Microsoft Outlook, visit www.microsoft.com/translator/outlook.aspx
Machine learning’s next evolution: Machine teaching

Machine learning’s next evolution: Machine teaching

2 years ago
Microsoft researchers are at the forefront of machine teaching: an effort to help people without a machine learning background teach their systems to get better based on experience. Learn more about machine teaching: blogs.microsoft.com/next/?p=54083
SemanticPaint: Interactive 3D Labelling and Learning at your Fingertips

SemanticPaint: Interactive 3D Labelling and Learning at your Fingertips

2 years ago
We present a new interactive approach to 3D scene understanding. Our system, SemanticPaint, allows users to simultaneously scan their environment, whilst interactively segmenting the scene simply by reaching out and touching any desired object or surface. Our system continuously learns from these segmentations, and labels new unseen parts of the environment. Unlike offline systems, where […]
Improving the Halo 5 multiplayer experience

Improving the Halo 5 multiplayer experience

2 years ago
Senior researcher Rob DeLine describes how the Halo team uses Trill, a high-performance in-memory incremental analytics engine, and Tempe, a web service for exploratory data analysis, to monitor and quickly improve the Xbox gaming experience. research.microsoft.com/
Project Premonition: Seeking to prevent disease outbreaks (extended)

Project Premonition: Seeking to prevent disease outbreaks (extended)

2 years ago
Microsoft Research, working with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health, University of Pittsburgh and St. George’s University, conducted a feasibility study in Grenada to determine the viability of Project Premonition. The research uses autonomous methods such as drone-enabled mosquito traps to attract and collect mosquitoes, and then conduct cloud-based next generation gene sequencing analysis of […]
Project Premonition: Seeking to prevent disease outbreaks

Project Premonition: Seeking to prevent disease outbreaks

2 years ago
A new Microsoft Research project aims to use autonomous drones, cutting-edge molecular biology and advanced cloud-based data analytics to detect early signs that potentially harmful diseases are spreading. research.microsoft.com
Fostering collaboration: the Swiss Joint Research Center

Fostering collaboration: the Swiss Joint Research Center

2 years ago
Through our Joint Research Center program, Microsoft Research works closely with major research institutions to invest in the future of computer science. One of our newest additions to this program is the Swiss Joint Research Center, a collaborative venture among Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich , École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), and Microsoft Research. […]
The Microsoft Research-Inria Joint Centre: inventing tomorrow’s world, today

The Microsoft Research-Inria Joint Centre: inventing tomorrow’s world, today

2 years ago
Founded in 2005, the Microsoft Research-Inria Joint Centre brings together the computer science expertise of Inria (the French National Research Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics), Microsoft Corporation, and the Microsoft Research Laboratory Cambridge. The Center focuses on fundamental, long-term research in computer science, with an emphasis on understanding and applying formal methods, computer […]
Lync 2013: Translate a conversation from one language to another in real time, part two

Lync 2013: Translate a conversation from one language to another in real time, part two

2 years ago
This video shows a sample application that demonstrates real-time translation of IM text in a Lync conversation. Learn more about using Microsoft Translator with Lync: www.microsoft.com/translator/lync.aspx
GoingNative 14: Image Processing, Image Watch, Exceptions

GoingNative 14: Image Processing, Image Watch, Exceptions

4 years ago
You recently learned about Image Watch, a Visual Studio 2012 plug-in for visually debugging (watch window, locals, etc…) image processing code in C++. How does it work? What does the implementation look like (or how was it designed, how much modern C++ does it employ, how old is the code base, etc…). You can’t talk […]