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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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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Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Talks from Leaders Paris 2017

I was very honored to deliver two talks at Leaders Paris 2017: a main stage talk “Innovations in AI and Machine Learning” and a workshop “AI Now!”  The talks were posted to YouTube and are available now. In the “Innovations in AI and Machine Learning” talk, I discussed some of Microsoft’s recent innovations in artificial…

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AI Announcements at the Build Day 1 keynote

So many exciting announcements in the Artificial Intelligence space at the Build keynote this morning!  In case you missed it, here’s the lowdown.  You can watch the keynote recording at https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2017/KEY01.   Cognitive Services Labs https://labs.cognitive.microsoft.com/ The Labs give developers an early look at the exciting emerging Cognitive Services technologies.  You can try out and…

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