Quantum Computing

  Station Q in sunny Santa Barbara, California is made up of their own highly diverse set of theorists and experimentalists seeking to build a functional quantum computer. The team is made up of experts with a backgrounds in both quantum computing and computer science. So what is Quantum Computing The following video discuss the…

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Announcing the 2017 Imagine Cup UK National Finalists

The Imagine Cup UK Finals 2017 are only a day away and we are very excited to announce the UK Finalists for this year’s competition. Thank you to everyone who entered this year. The standards were higher than ever, probably because of the whopping 100,000 at stake for the worldwide winners. We had over 400…

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University of Cambridge and Hololens On-Site Virtual Mapping Can Aid Inspections

Guest blog by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and Marianna Kospida University of Cambridge & Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D. from the American Society of Civil Engineers Researchers at the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology at Cambridge University have been working to merge four-dimensional virtual design models with site visits to enable inspectors to conduct…

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Microsoft Spot Market – My university industrial project

Guest post by Maya Afshar from University College London What is this all about? As a Computer Science student at university, I sometimes felt conscious if I am spending my time learning things that will help me with to tackle real-world problems. By real-world problems, I mean the ones engineers and product managers at companies…

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Now available on Azure Marketplace – Ubuntu Data Science Virtual Machine

Ubuntu Linux Data Science Virtual Machine is now available is now released on the Azure marketplace.   What is the Data Science Virtual Machine   The Data Science team will continue to support CentOS and Windows Data Science Virtual Machine ‘DSVM’. The team have made some major enhancement to the DSVM offering with the Ubuntu…

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The Malmo Collaborative AI Challenge

  We are pleased to announce The Malmo Collaborative AI Challenge – a challenge aimed to foster research towards AI agents that learn to collaborate with others, including people. The Challenge uses Project Malmo, an AI experimentation platform built on top of Minecraft. It takes the form of a collaborative mini-game – the Malmo Pig…

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If you’re not using your Infrastructure turn if off! Saving costs on Azure

One of the most common questions I get is How does Azure charge for my VM? Azure charges an hourly price based on the VM’s size and operating system. For partial hours, Azure charges only for the minutes of use. So if your virtual machine ran for less than an hour, you will be charged…

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6 Weeks of AI starting April 4th 2017

Artificial Intelligence is revolutionising and disrupting how business is done and the implications will create significant challenges and opportunities for you and your business. The Microsoft UK team are launching a new series of videos that is aimed at explaining some of the key technologies that make up the field of Artificial Intelligence, the series…

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Imperial College London – Health Hack helping Cystic Fibrosis

  Guest Post by Simon Jackson Microsoft Valued Professional for Xbox What is the ICHealthHack? Quote from the ICHealthHack site: Imperial College is a leading university with world-class engineering and medicine faculties. Health Hack brings our community together to work on ideas which require interdisciplinary excellence. We are focused on serious games in the public…

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