Tag Archive for Microsoft Research

Deep Learning Machine Out of China Beats Humans in IQ Test


by Angela Guess The MIT Technology Review reports, “IQ tests have become a standard feature of modern life and are used to determine children’s suitability for schools and adults’ ability to perform jobs. These tests usually contain three categories of questions: logic questions such as patterns in sequences of images, mathematical questions such as finding…

Using Robots to Improve New York’s 311

Jessica Leber of Co.Exist recently wrote, “Since opening in 2003, New York City’s pioneering 311 center for non-emergency questions and complaints has become a massive operation, handling an average of around 60,000 questions a day via phone, text message, website, and mobile app.”

Microsoft Research and the Machine Learning Future

Larry Greenemeier of Scientific American recently wrote, “Microsoft is also searching for a new chief executive for the first time in nearly 14 years, someone who can help restore at least some of the company’s former luster through skillful management and, perhaps more important, someone who has the ability to develop groundbreaking new technologies.”

Machine Learning's Promising Future

The Financial reports, “Unlocking the future—that was the theme Rick Rashid, Microsoft chief research officer, used to close his opening remarks April 23 during the first day of the Microsoft Research Machine Learning Summit 2013.”

New Software Tries to Predict Tomorrow’s News


by Angela Guess Tom Simonite of the MIT Technology Review recently discussed a new software that uses Big Data to predict tomorrow’s news. He writes, “Researchers have created software that predicts when and where disease outbreaks might occur based on two decades of New York Times articles and other online data. The research comes from Microsoft and…

Big Data Job of the Day: Sr. Research Software Development Engineer


by Angela Guess Microsoft Research is looking for a Senior Research Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA. The post states, “The Computer Human Interactive Learning Group in Microsoft Research has for mission to empower people to use machine learning to automatically classify and extract schemas from unstructured data. We are looking for diverse and talented…