Podcasting Fun

I’ve recently been a guest on 2 podcasts.  Feel free to give them a listen.  .NET Rocks! It’s always fun to speak with Richard and Carl on the .NET Rocks podcast.  Can Artificial Intelligence help protect the Earth? Jennifer Marsman says yes! Carl and Richard talk to Jennifer about her new role working with Microsoft…

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The Top Five Data Innovations Transforming Wildlife Conservation: Artificial Intelligence for Wildlife Conservation Workshop 2018

As part of the ICML and IJCAI conferences, I was honored to give the invited keynote talk at the Artificial Intelligence for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) workshop.  It contained a strong agenda of many compelling speakers presenting their work using machine learning to solve challenges in wildlife conservation.  The topic of my talk was innovations in…

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Computer Vision talks at ICML 2018

The 35th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) was held in Stockholm on July 10-15, 2018.  Links to the associated papers and video recordings (when they are posted) will be available on the website under each individual session.  Overall, deep learning and reinforcement learning were still the hottest topics.  During each session slot, there was…

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Tips & tricks for using the Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) with GPU support for machine learning on Azure

Wow, what a wordy title.  In this post, I want to share the tricks I’ve learned for using the Data Science Virtual Machine on Azure with GPU hardware.  Rationale To begin, why would you want to do this?  Here’s the value prop: Data Science Virtual Machine: the DSVM enables rapid development for data scientists.  Say…

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“AI for Earth” at O’Reilly AI Conference

On April 30-May 2, 2018, I represented the AI for Earth team at the O’Reilly AI conference in New York City.  I was honored to present a keynote on using machine learning, the IoT, drones, and networking to reduce world hunger.  My keynote is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHeXx5IG1T8, and an interview is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2Botu4oE6k.  

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning News from Build 2018

The Microsoft Build conference held on May 7-9, 2018 included many artificial intelligence and machine learning announcements.   Here are some of the highlights that you should know about: Azure Machine Learning Packages for Vision, Text, and Forecasting in Public Preview – these Python pip-installable extensions for Azure Machine Learning simplify the common tasks of computer…

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A new challenge: Joining the “AI for Earth” team at Microsoft

I am very excited to announce that I took a new role at Microsoft as Principal Engineer on the AI for Earth team.  I was definitely not looking to move, as my old team is completely fabulous.  But the opportunity to use my passion for machine learning to drive meaningful change was too exciting to…

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Microsoft Research Papers Behind the Cognitive Services

I frequently do public speaking on machine learning research at Microsoft, and sometimes I am asked for more information on the work behind some of the cool services we provide.  In this blog post, I want to provide links to some of the Microsoft Research papers behind the Cognitive Services.  Computer Vision API: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/publication/rich-image-captioning-in-the-wild/ Language…

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