Microsoft HoloLens in academia unlocking new surgical procedures

Last week we had a great event at Microsoft London with a number of UK Academic institutions. These Universities have been working on Windows Mixed Reality and HoloLens. During this session, a select number of invited UK universities were invited  to share the work that they have been doing with HoloLens across different curriculums, with…

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New AI Services in Azure for students and academics announced at Build 2018

Azure Cognitive Services 1.Object Detection update to custom vision (preview) http://aka.ms/cognitive 2.Video Indexer (Paid Preview) https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/build-2018-video-indexer-updates/ 3.New OCR model (preview) https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/computer-vision/ 4.Speech Recognition with customization http://aka.ms/cognitive 5.Speech Synthesis with customizable voice https://cris.ai/Home/CustomVoice 6.QnA Maker (Generally Available) https://blog.botframework.com/2018/05/07/announcing-general-availability-of-qnamaker/ 7.Bing Services updates https://blogs.bing.com/Developers-Blog/2018-05/six-new-and-improved-bing-ai-offerings-on-microsoft-cognitive-services 8. Cognitive Search (public preview) https://www.ailab.microsoft.com/experiments/7d6b0652-51dc-440d-a12a-481f28525143 9. Cognitive Services Labs https://labs.cognitive.microsoft.com/ Conversational AI 1.Bot…

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Azure AI Gallery enables developers and data scientists to share their analytics solutions.

Azure AI Gallery is a community-driven site for discovering and sharing solutions. Learn how to contribute. The Gallery has a variety of resources that you can use to develop your own analytics solutions. Students can try Azure Machine Learning for free. No credit card or Azure subscription is required. http://aka.ms/azure4students What can I find in…

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Using Azure for Machine Learning

Guest post by  Ami Zou, Microsoft Student Partner at University College London studying Computer Science, Mathematics and Economics. About me In my spare time, I love learning new technologies and going to hackathons. Our hackathon project Pantrylogs using Artificial Intelligence was selected as one of the 10 Microsoft Imagine Cup UK finalists. I’m interested in…

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London Quantum Computing Meetup

Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 PM – LONDON, UK Quantum Meetup Topological Qubits are an approach to Quantum Computing that is looking to use quasi-particles called Majorana Fermions to create truly scalable qubit. Topological Qubits are an approach to Quantum Computing that is looking to use quasi-particles called Majorana Fermions to create truly scalable qubit…

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Setting up Azure Classroom Labs for your students with Azure Lab Services

Using Azure to Manage your student Classes and students use of Azure Welcome to Azure Labs Managed Cloud Services for custom lab environments With Azure Lab Services, you can now easily and quickly create a lab fit for your needs, without worrying about the technical details of Azure infrastructure. For managed labs, you can simply…

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Augmented Reality for children at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Guest blog by Ayushmaan Seth Microsoft Student Partner and  1st Year Computer Science, University College London About me I am a 1st year Computer Science Undergraduate student at University College London. Highly enthusiastic about Machine Learning and Cybersecurity, I enjoy all branches of Computer Science, from Competitive Programming to Game Development. You can find me…

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3D Reconstruction of Fire-Damage Parchments

Guest post by Microsoft Student Partner at University College London Sergio Hernandez When you think of a document, you generally think of a written piece of paper. In this piece of paper, a story can be written, a new law created, a discovery made public or an event described. We generally think of writings as…

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Entity-Component System in Unity – a tutorial

Guest post by Sondre Agledahl: Microsoft Student Partner, Games programmer and CS student at UCL. Object-orientated programming is dead! Long live ECS! Entity-Component System is a powerful architectural pattern often used in game development. It’s in keeping with the general software architecture trend away from inheritance and object-orientated principles to a more data-driven approach to…

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Cloud Computing a blended learning approach to education

The growth in cloud presents challenges for companies to source expertise that securely supports their business when migrating/deploying services to the cloud-particularly Small-Medium-Enterprises(SME) with limited resources. The UK Government recently published the Digital Skills Crisis report, identifying skill-set challenges facing industry,with a shortage in cloud skills negatively impacting business. Microsoft released their report to help…

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