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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Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft’s Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence services

Complete learning paths: 15h 10m + practice labs, see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/training/ Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft’s Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence services and how to build applications using them. Develop practical job skills that you can start using straight away. Free registration. Courses provided free in partnership with Pluralsight. Beginner Developing AI applications on Microsoft Azure –…

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University of Oxford’s Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Programme Data Hack

Guest blog by Ellen Pasternack, DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford About me   Hi! I’m Ellen Pasternack, a DPhil candidate in the University of Oxford’s Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Programme. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellen-pasternack-6b1191125/ I’m studying sexual selection in red jungle fowl, and I also blog about biology at www.endlessformsmostwonderful.wordpress.com. As part of my training…

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Using Microsoft Azure Data Science Virtual Machines in your teaching and Research Labs

Running Data Science VM on Azure for your data science and deep learning lab resources Create the lab infrastructure as follows Use a shared pool of Ubuntu Data Science VMs (with GPUs if doing deep learning) with each student getting a separate account. Recommendation is  allocate about 5 students per VM for our deep learning…

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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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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’s Batch AI Service – Train & test machine learning models, on pools of GPU machines.

Microsoft Batch AI Microsoft’s Batch AI Service is a new service that helps you train and test machine learning models, including deep learning models, on pools of GPU machines. It simplifies the process of creating a cluster of machines and training on it using many popular deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and…

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Future Decoded 2017–Register Now

Future Decoded is Microsoft’s annual UK conference which describes itself as “A vision of the modern digital business for today and tomorrow”. This year, the conference is held on 31st October & 1st November 2017 at the ExCeL, London. If you are not already registered, you can register for free at https://futuredecoded.com  Unlike previous years,…

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Utilising Azure Notebooks for learning new programming languages (like Python)

Guest post by Sidak Pasricha Microsoft Student Partner at UCL About Me Hello! My name is Sidak and I’m 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 skills and languages. One of…

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