Microsoft Cognitive Services: The Language Understanding (LUIS)

Language Understanding (LUIS) A machine learning-based service to build natural language into apps, bots, and IoT devices. Quickly create enterprise-ready, custom models that continuously improve. http://Luis.ai is part of Microsoft Cognitive Services, the Language Understanding (LUIS) service provides simple tools that let you build your own language understanding models (intents/entities) to help any bot or…

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Azure Deep Learning and ND, NC series with NVidia

ND and NCv2 Series VMs generally available ND-Series virtual machines (VMs) are specifically designed for the needs of artificial intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning workloads, offering excellent performance for training and inference: ✓ They are powered by NVIDIA Tesla P40 GPUs based on the new Pascal Architecture and provide excellent performance for FP32 (single precision…

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Introducing Students to Microsoft Azure Notebooks using Jupyter and Python

The Microsoft Student Partners at UCL ran a recent event with the UCL Data Science Society Facebook event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/224172471454325/ to introduce students at UCL to Jupyter Notebooks service which is hosted on Azure called Notebooks.azure.com this a FREE service which offers students with o365 accounts or a Microsoft account single sign on. The event…

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Get started with quantum development

Want to explore quantum development? Begin today with the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit. Download now Your quantum journey begins here watch the following overview of the Quantum SDK Build with a quantum-focused language Get to know Q#, the brand-new quantum-focused programming language. Fully integrated with Visual Studio, enterprise-grade development tools give you the fastest path…

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Serverless + Service Bus Queue = Magic

Guest post by David Adeboye Microsoft Student Partner at University of Cambridge About Me Hello! My name is David Adeboye and I am currently studying Computer Science at University of Cambridge. My main interest is in site reliability and concurrent and distributed systems, and in particular, I like designing system architectures in interesting ways. LinkedIn…

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An Introduction to Machine Learning through Microsoft ML

Guest blog by Christian Hollreiser Microsoft Student Partner at University of Oxford About Me Hi! My name is Christian Hollreiser and I am currently reading an MSc in Computer Science at the University of Oxford. My main interest lies in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in particular. I hope to use these fields to find…

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Utilizing Custom Vision AI for creating Cognitive Services Projects

Guest post by Sidak Pasricha Microsoft Student Partner at UCL Personal Introduction: Hello! My name is Sidak and I’m a Microsoft Student Partner currently pursuing Computer Science Engineering at UCL. My interest areas mainly include Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Video Game Development but I am open to any other technologies as I enjoy learning new…

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Performance of running NNs across Azure GPU Series Data Science Virtual Machines

One of the question I regularly get, from Student and academics is, Which NN runs the best on Azure? Caffe2MXNetGluonCNTKPyTorchTensorflowKeras(CNTK)ChainerKeras(TF)Lasagne(Theano)Keras(Theano) NNs on Azure So Azure has lots of support for these including prebuilt Azure Batch shipyard container see https://github.com/Azure/batch-shipyard/tree/master/recipes  So one of our colleagues Ilia Karmanov has developed a set of jupyter notebooks for the…

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Bored of MNIST? Let’s build your own OCR deep learning computer vision AI using Microsoft CNTK with EMNIST (Step by step guide)

Guest post by Chih Han Chen , Microsoft Student Partner from Imperial College London. I am currently a second year PhD student at Imperial College London. My research is mainly on expert systems and artificial intelligence for personalized decision based on genetics. I am interested in the application of informatics, big data, machine learning, data…

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Microsoft AI & AI School, learn how to start building intelligence into your solutions

http://azure.com/ai brings the best of the cloud to AI developers, and the best of AI to cloud developers. A great set of training resources are available at, the AI School. Dive in and learn how to start building intelligence into your solutions with the Microsoft AI platform, including pre-trained AI services like Cognitive Services and…

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