Videos

Ethnography for Artificial Intelligence

2 months ago
An introduction to ethnography for Artificial Intelligence as well as conversational analysis and its relevance to AI.

Resource Efficient Driving Policy

2 months ago
When attacking the problem of Autonomous Driving, one must take into account strict computational constraints, posed by the desired low cost of sensors and processors, and by the required real-time performance. Specifically, when considering Driving Policy, many of the current state-of-the-art solutions for planning in large state spaces (applied to different problems), are ruled out. […]

On-Device Machine Intelligence with Neural Projections

2 months ago
Deep neural networks and other machine learning models have been transformative for building intelligent systems capable of visual recognition, speech and language understanding. While recent advances have led to progress for machine intelligence applications running on the cloud, it is often infeasible to use typical machine learning models on devices like mobile phones or smart […]

New Frontiers in Imitation Learning

2 months ago
The ongoing explosion of spatiotemporal tracking data has now made it possible to analyze and model fine-grained behaviors in a wide range of domains. For instance, tracking data is now being collected for every NBA basketball game with players, referees, and the ball tracked at 25 Hz, along with annotated game events such as passes, […]

Small Deep Neural Networks – Their Advantages, and Their Design

2 months ago
Deep neural networks (DNNs) have led to significant improvements to the accuracy of machine-learning applications. For many problems, such as object classification and object detection, DNNs have led to levels of accuracy that are acceptable for commercial applications. In other words, thanks to DNNs, an ever-growing range of ML-enabled applications are now ready to be […]

Microsoft Translator in the Classroom

2 months ago
In July 2017, a group of Chinese students visiting from the University of Washington stopped by the Microsoft AI and Research offices to learn about Microsoft Translator’s speech translation technology. In this video, Will Lewis – Principal Technical PM for Microsoft Translator – demonstrated how the Translator live feature and Presentation Translator add-in for PowerPoint […]

Trading-Off Cost of Deployment Versus Accuracy for Predictive Models

2 months ago
Predictive models are finding an increasing number of applications in many industries. As a result, a practical means for trading-off the cost of deploying a model versus its effectiveness is needed. Our work is motivated by risk prediction problems in healthcare. Cost-structures in domains such as healthcare are quite complex, posing a significant challenge to […]

Articulated Human Pose Tracking with Inertial Sensors

2 months ago
Thus far, capturing human body motion has only been possible with precisely-positioned sensors and cameras in well-calibrated studio environments. This constraint has fundamentally restricted the application of motion-capture technology to low-no mobility scenarios. To precisely track motion, the state-of-the-art is to either use well-calibrated inertial or magnetic-position sensors tightly strapped to the body or high-speed […]

Constrained Temporal Variation in Speech

2 months ago
The characteristic durations of speech sounds vary considerably across languages, dialects, and even speakers of the same dialect. Analyses of increasingly large speech corpora reveal, however, that temporal variation in speech is highly constrained. Within a language/dialect, different speakers produce duration patterns — such as the distinction in length between tense and lax vowels — […]

Fundamentals of User Studies

2 months ago
Overview of important methods and techniques applied in user studies from the perspective of academic research, and also from the perspective of product development. The talk is ended with two examples of projects done at Microsoft Research India that used some of the methods and techniques discussed. See more on this video at www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/video/fundamentals-user-studies/

Social Network Analysis

2 months ago
An overview of social networks and social network analysis. See more on this video at www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/video/social-network-analysis/

Computational Pragmatics

2 months ago
Defining pragmatics has not been easy. We discuss the major themes that have been dealt with in the field: 1) The macro perspective: Speech Act Theory 2) The micro perspective: Cooperative Principles and Implicature 3) Merging the macro and the micro: Politeness Theory 4) The super-macro perspective: Information Structure See more on this video at […]