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Blind Microsoft Developer Can 'See' Using Artificial Intelligence Headset – Reboot Daily

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Saqib Shaikh is a software developer from London, England who is currently working for Microsoft on the firm's Bing search engine. Shaikh lost his sight when he was seven years old. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has strived to be a leader in the artificial intelligence arena, developing advanced AI theories and applications that permit machines to learn, evolve and make independent decisions. Microsoft's AI research team is building … Microsoft certainly hasn't been scared off doing further experiments with artificial intelligence after the whole racist bot debacle. The tech firm is back with an AI powered API that can identify (or at least try) what's in a picture.


Microsoft announces new AI group with 5,000 employees

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After months of speculation, Microsoft on Thursday announced that a separate team has been formed inside the organization that will focus primarily on the company's AI product efforts. Microsoft also mentioned that over 5,000 of their engineers and computer scientists will be an exclusive part of this new team. The team leader for this new AI project will be Harry Shum, a 20-year Microsoft veteran who has worked previously in ventures like Microsoft Research and Bing Engineering. In addition to Shum's existing team, several of the company's top rankers and teams will join the newly formed group including Information Platform, Cortana and Bing, and Ambient Computing and Robotics teams led by David Ku, Derrick Connell and Vijay Mital, respectively. As written by us before, Microsoft's next step towards software leadership is via the artificial intelligence route.


Microsoft shows off Innovative AI technologies at Artificial Intelligence Week Middle East 2019 - MCGH

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Microsoft participates in Artificial Intelligence Week Middle East (AIWEEKME) 2019 showcasing the power of Microsoft AI (Artificial Intelligence). The 2nd edition of AIWEEkME took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Bringing together an ecosystem to understand how AI can transform their industries. Helping business leaders understand why their organizations need to take the AI journey was one goal of the event. Microsoft's booth at the exhibition area showcased some of the many technologies the company boasts of in AI.


How AI is changing arts and culture Microsoft On The Issues

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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.


Microsoft shares its vision to become AI industry-leader

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Microsoft last week filed its annual report with the SEC, and with it a new vision that emphasizes AI. The documents state the company will no longer be focused on mobile, but instead on implementing AI solutions. In the documents, under the heading "Our Vision" the company put: Our strategy is to build best-in-class platforms and productivity services for an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge infused with artificial intelligence ("AI") Which should come as a surprise to no-one, Microsoft has gobbled up AI companies like Pac-Man eating dots, and is using them to do things like teach computers to be amazing at Ms. Pac-Man. Microsoft started off 2017 by purchasing an AI company, which was added to it's already robust machine-learning research team. The company's Microsoft Research AI (MSR AI) group has been doing some impressive work, including helping the blind better understand their surroundings.