First impressions on the CNTK and a comparison with Google’s TensorFlow.

My first impressions on the CNTK and a comparison with Google’s TensorFlow. by Microsoft Student Partner at University College London. About me My name is Warren Park who is a first-year computer science student at UCL. My particular interest is in Artificial Intelligence (AI), in various applications with various approaches. One of the parts in…

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Smart Acc.: Web application based on Faster-RCNN architecture making it easier to find accommodations in London.

Guest post by Imperial College London, Microsoft Industry Exchange Project Group using Faster RCNN The project was developed by Nattapat Chaimanowong, Suampa Ketpreechasawat, Tomasz Bartkowiak, Lin Li, Yini Fang and Danlin Peng, a group of MSc.CS students from Imperial College London. The visual impression is undoubtedly the most important factor influencing people’s decision concerning the…

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Understanding your GPU Performance on Azure with GPU Monitor

So I get lots of questions from Academics. Many are now around performance and optimisation of cloud services. Or simply understanding what students are doing with the resources. Many are specifically around the measurement and management of Azure GPS being used in the teaching of DNN, ML and AIhttps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/sizes-gpuThe most common is ‘what’s the best…

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Microsoft Technical content for students and educators http://aka.ms/azurestudentlabs for easy access

  Free technical resources for faculty, students, and Microsoft developer advocates for use in computer science learning forums. at Azure Educator Services GitHub Repo   This repo provides technical resources to help students and faculty learn about Azure and teach others. The content covers cross-platform scenarios in AI and machine learning, data science, web development,…

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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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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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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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NVidia P100 and V100 coming to Azure

Corey Sanders announced this week for Super Computing Conference that Microsoft are launching a new VM size on Azure, the NCv3. This new size will offer the new NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU. You can sign up for the preview today. NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 is the world’s most advanced data center GPU ever built to accelerate…

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