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MobileFusion: Create 3D scans with your mobile phone

MobileFusion: Create 3D scans with your mobile phone

2 years ago
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. Read more: blogs.technet.com/b/inside_microsoft_research/archive/2015/08/24/3d-scans-with-mobile-phones-mobilefusion-research-project.aspx
Photo Story automatically generates stylized story compilations for easy sharing

Photo Story automatically generates stylized story compilations for easy sharing

2 years ago
Photo Story, a new Windows Phone app, automatically chooses the best representative photos of an event and organizes them into a themed video, complete with stylized music and editing, that you can easily share via email or social media. Learn more and download the free app: blogs.microsoft.com/next/2015/08/13/new-app-creates-stylized-story-compilations-from-your-photos/
Programming models for estimates and approximations

Programming models for estimates and approximations

2 years ago
Learn about the challenges associated with modeling uncertainty in computational systems and how programming models are being used to improve systems, such as GPS. Kathryn McKinley, principal researcher, Microsoft Research, and Todd Mytkowicz, researcher, Microsoft Research, share their expertise in this interview recorded during Faculty Summit 2015. research.microsoft.com
Horvitz, Tenenbaum on artificial and biological intelligence

Horvitz, Tenenbaum on artificial and biological intelligence

2 years ago
Eric Horvitz, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director of Microsoft’s research lab in Redmond, Washington, and Josh Tenenbaum, a professor with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, discuss the confluence of biological intelligence, artificial intelligence and engineering at the 2015 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence research at […]
Eric Horvitz’s vision on the future of artificial intelligence

Eric Horvitz’s vision on the future of artificial intelligence

2 years ago
Managing director and distinguished scientist at Microsoft Research, Horvitz talks about AI, which he describes as the crashing crest of the wave of computer science.
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