The latest version of SMS Organizer reimagines mobile messaging

Machine learning and big data are revolutionizing the simplest of everyday applications and platforms. Perhaps the most conventional everyday platform is SMS. SMSes have been around since the days of the feature phone. Deeply rooted in traditional mobile computing, 800 million people use the platform daily. However, nearly 95% of these messages are spam or…

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SMS Organizer: A small but smart app from Microsoft’s Garage “ideapreneurs”

SMS has always shared a significant problem with emails – spam. SMSes are so frequent and often so frivolous, many of them go unnoticed. Some of them can be quite annoying, as Microsoft’s Garage team member Ashish Shah discovered.  Ashish frequently missed essential SMSes in a torrent of unnecessary spam. Despite his best efforts, he…

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Mitigating offensive search suggestions with deep learning

Winner of the PAKDD 2017 Best Paper Award The humble search bar is the window through which most Internet users experience the web. Deep learning is set to enhance the capabilities of this simple tool such that search engines can now anticipate what the user is looking for whilst moderating offensive suggestions before the query…


Leveraging Cloud Artificial Intelligence (AI) to transform eyecare

What if a patient has undergone an eye surgery only to discover a residual refractive error as a side effect later? While the surgery may have corrected the near-sightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, post-operative tests may show poor uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) indicating that a refractive error persists. Data recorded during patient examination has the potential…


2017: The year for reimagining the future of computing

The computing age has witnessed remarkable machines go from the size of a room to a tiny chip in your pocket. But size isn’t the only thing that’s changed. The way we interact with these powerful tools has transformed over the ages. We’ve gone from keyboards to pointers, and now touch interfaces. Every new iteration…

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The innovations that are driving Bing’s growth

A wide gap has always existed between how we talk with each other and the way we communicate with search engines. If we were to talk to search engines like regular human beings, we’d expect them to understand us at the same level too. Say, you asked a friend to suggest a nice restaurant. She…


How DevOps are changing the face of IT

The IT industry has faced a paradigm shift in the last few years. A squeeze on resources and capital has pushed organizations to transform their operations from the ground up. Organizations across the sector are dealing with intense pressure and competition while striving to deliver value. A solution to this conundrum is the confluence of…


Intelligence from social list hashtags can power a more human search

Underneath the layer of factual information and numerical data is a deeper, more personal Internet. The online world comprises vast data and information resources and our search engines are adept at crawling through it and finding answers. But what if a user needs more than just a straightforward answer? What if the user needs insights…


Drive development success with the Ad Monetization Platform

Co-authored by Vikram Bodavula   You’ve worked on your app, published it and made it available for downloads. Now what? While most developers dedicate a significant amount of time towards creating their app, they often neglect a crucial aspect – getting it into the hands of users and monetizing the engagement. Great user experience and…


Humanizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Deep Learning

Emotions run deep in every conversation we humans have. Deciphering these underlying emotions is the key to making machine interactions more human.  Detecting emotions in text is difficult enough for human beings, let alone artificially created machines, as many of our emotions are conveyed through expressions and tone of voice. At Microsoft, we are working…