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…


Mixed language research: The key to making machines human?

Developed over thousands of years, our vast array of languages now helps us do more than simply communicate. They help us express emotions, signal our identities, and convey the nature of our relationships. A unique element of human communication is the phenomenon of code-switching or code- mixing. Prevalent in most multilingual and multicultural societies, code…


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…


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…


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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