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…


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…


Cloud Computing a blended learning approach to education

The growth in cloud presents challenges for companies to source expertise that securely supports their business when migrating/deploying services to the cloud-particularly Small-Medium-Enterprises(SME) with limited resources. The UK Government recently published the Digital Skills Crisis report, identifying skill-set challenges facing industry,with a shortage in cloud skills negatively impacting business. Microsoft released their report to help…


Understanding your GPU Performance on Azure with GPU Monitor

So I get lots of questions from Academics. Many are now around performance and optimisation of cloud services. Or simply understanding what students are doing with the resources. Many are specifically around the measurement and management of Azure GPS being used in the teaching of DNN, ML and AIhttps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/sizes-gpuThe most common is ‘what’s the best…


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…


Introducing Mastermind: Powerful and Simple Deployment, Scaling, Load Balancing and Testing of Applications in the Cloud

Guest post by University College London IXN Project Group COMP214P Team 22 on Project Mastermind. Mastermind is an extensible CLI application that allows easy deployment, updating, scaling and testing of applications using only a Git repository as a parameter. All application-specific configuration and deployment options are specified in a Kubernetes-compatible “mastermind.yaml” file within the Git…


Microsoft Azure Sphere and teaching students about the next generation of security for MicroControllers

In 2018 we are all living in a world where almost everything is becoming connected, whether it’s the power grid, network, phone system, our cars, or the appliances that heat our home or chill our food.  As this Internet of Things (IoT) continues to proliferate. This growing class of cloud-connected devices – 9 billion of…

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