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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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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TechDays Sweden 2017

I had the honor of presenting one of the keynotes at TechDays Sweden.  The recording is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWmuNNZ1WC8.

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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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How do I call Cognitive Services from Azure Machine Learning?

Microsoft has a multitude of tools and libraries for developers who want to utilize machine learning, from the Cognitive Services which perform facial detection, emotion recognition, text analytics, and more with a simple API call, to Azure Machine Learning which allows you to build your own custom ML models, to the CNTK which is our…

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Machine Learning Careers at Microsoft

I was very honored to be featured on the Microsoft Jobs blog and talk with them about the cool research we are able to do in machine learning at Microsoft.  You can read the full article at http://blogs.microsoft.com/jobs/why-a-machine-learning-job-at-microsoft-means-the-chance-to-try-amazing-things/.  There is also a writeup on the What If page and a video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu8OvGeLL5c.  You can…

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Sentiment Analysis on Social Network Data (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Sentiment analysis is a useful service for just about any business.  It is always valuable to know whether your customers are saying positive or negative things about you.  Microsoft offers three different ways to do sentiment analysis on social network information: 1. There is a service that the Azure ML team has already built that…

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