New AI Services in Azure for students and academics announced at Build 2018

Azure Cognitive Services 1.Object Detection update to custom vision (preview) http://aka.ms/cognitive 2.Video Indexer (Paid Preview) https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/build-2018-video-indexer-updates/ 3.New OCR model (preview) https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/computer-vision/ 4.Speech Recognition with customization http://aka.ms/cognitive 5.Speech Synthesis with customizable voice https://cris.ai/Home/CustomVoice 6.QnA Maker (Generally Available) https://blog.botframework.com/2018/05/07/announcing-general-availability-of-qnamaker/ 7.Bing Services updates https://blogs.bing.com/Developers-Blog/2018-05/six-new-and-improved-bing-ai-offerings-on-microsoft-cognitive-services 8. Cognitive Search (public preview) https://www.ailab.microsoft.com/experiments/7d6b0652-51dc-440d-a12a-481f28525143 9. Cognitive Services Labs https://labs.cognitive.microsoft.com/ Conversational AI 1.Bot…


Azure AI Gallery enables developers and data scientists to share their analytics solutions.

Azure AI Gallery is a community-driven site for discovering and sharing solutions. Learn how to contribute. The Gallery has a variety of resources that you can use to develop your own analytics solutions. Students can try Azure Machine Learning for free. No credit card or Azure subscription is required. http://aka.ms/azure4students What can I find in…


Using Azure for Machine Learning

Guest post by  Ami Zou, Microsoft Student Partner at University College London studying Computer Science, Mathematics and Economics. About me In my spare time, I love learning new technologies and going to hackathons. Our hackathon project Pantrylogs using Artificial Intelligence was selected as one of the 10 Microsoft Imagine Cup UK finalists. I’m interested in…


London Quantum Computing Meetup

Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 PM – LONDON, UK Quantum Meetup Topological Qubits are an approach to Quantum Computing that is looking to use quasi-particles called Majorana Fermions to create truly scalable qubit. Topological Qubits are an approach to Quantum Computing that is looking to use quasi-particles called Majorana Fermions to create truly scalable qubit…


Setting up Azure Classroom Labs for your students with Azure Lab Services

Using Azure to Manage your student Classes and students use of Azure Welcome to Azure Labs Managed Cloud Services for custom lab environments With Azure Lab Services, you can now easily and quickly create a lab fit for your needs, without worrying about the technical details of Azure infrastructure. For managed labs, you can simply…

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3D Reconstruction of Fire-Damage Parchments

Guest post by Microsoft Student Partner at University College London Sergio Hernandez When you think of a document, you generally think of a written piece of paper. In this piece of paper, a story can be written, a new law created, a discovery made public or an event described. We generally think of writings as…

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Running YOLO v2 on the Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine

This week I attended the Industry Partner workshop at the Future of Infrastructure and Built Environment at the University of Cambridge. During the day I had a number of conversations with construction industry professionals and one of  the topics we got into talking about how technology from HoloLens, to Data Science is revolutionising the construction…


Azure Notebooks at Imperial College Machine Learning Society

My name is Harry Churchill and I am currently a second-year undergrad studying Mech Eng at Imperial College London and a Microsoft Student Partner. I am interested in cryptography, all things space exploration and the field of machine learning. Machine Learning Society Earlier this year, I was part of a group of students that set…


Temperature Sensing and Control using Raspberry Pi

Guest blog by  Charig Yang. I am a second-year engineering student at the University of Oxford and Microsoft Student Partner. I am interested in electronic and information engineering, particularly in telecommunications and digital control systems. I also have enthusiasm in education and science communication. I teach part-time as a tutor during term time and organise…


Building your own educational visualisation learning platform with .Net Core & Azure

Guest blog by David Buchanan Imperial College Microsoft Student Partner and UK Finalist at the Imagine Cup 2018 with Higher Education App About me I’m a second year Mechanical Engineering student at Imperial College London. I entered the Imagine Cup this year as a solo team with my Higher Education App project. My primary interests…