There are more than 7,000 languages in the world, a third of which have fewer than 1,000 people who continue to speak them. In southwestern Mexico, Microsoft is engaged as one of the community partners in efforts to preserve languages spoken in the region, specifically Yucatec Maya and Queretaro Otomi. By using AI, Microsoft has helped to protect endangered languages.
Speaker: Evelyne Viegas Given the investment and evidence of progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the last five years, some suggest that it is merely a matter of time until AI matches, complements or surpasses, human intelligence. Artificial Intelligence at Microsoft is about augmenting human abilities and experiences and having humans and machine collaborate as teams in a complementary and trustworthy fashion. In this talk I will expose the breadth of AI efforts at Microsoft, the need to build bridges across diverse communities to create new multimodal and interdisciplinary research efforts.
Microsoft Research is more important to the tech titan than ever. Crucial futuristic products like the HoloLens holographic goggles and Skype Translate came straight out of the company's science labs. But research wasn't always this central to Microsoft -- in fact, there used to be a "barrier" between the more academia-like Microsoft Research and the rest of the company, recalls Microsoft researcher emeritus and Silicon Valley icon Gordon Bell. For Microsoft Research, it was considered "not appropriate to be a part of what Microsoft was selling," Bell tells Business Insider. Bell, who helped set up Microsoft Research in the early 1990's, says that the team did great work on the very cutting edge of computer science and interaction design.
Welcome to the Intelligent Kiosk! Here you will find several end-to-end experiences showcasing the power of Microsoft AI. From face identification, emotion understanding and computer vision, to bots, text analytics and Bing services, the kiosk is your toolbox of AI demos, ready whenever you need an intuitive and engaging way of showing off Microsoft AI.