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Meet your 2018 Imagine Cup champions – smartARM of Canada!

Charlotte Yarkoni July 25, 2018 2018 Imagine Cup, AI, Big Data, Featured, Mixed Reality, The Official Microsoft Blog

At its heart, the Imagine Cup is all about bringing students together from across the globe, inspiring them to usher in our collective future using cloud-based technologies of today and tomorrow, including artificial intelligence (AI), big data, mixed reality and more. Since its inception 16 years ago, the Imagine Cup has motivated nearly 2 million…

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New team assembled to unlock the innovation potential in healthcare data

Peter Lee June 26, 2018 Featured, Healthcare, Microsoft Healthcare, The Official Microsoft Blog

It’s an exciting time to be working shoulder-to-shoulder with our healthcare partners and customers, who represent some of the brightest minds in this important industry. We have been approaching the complexities of the healthcare industry with a growth mindset, and for the past two years our team has worked across Microsoft to accelerate healthcare innovation…

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It’s almost time! Imagine Cup 2018 Championship judges and special guest announced

Charlotte Yarkoni June 25, 2018 Featured, Imagine Cup, The Official Microsoft Blog

This year’s Imagine Cup host is Corey Sanders, the corporate vice president for Azure Compute. Corey’s no stranger to innovation — he holds four patents and was the creator of the Infrastructure-as-a-service offering for Azure. And, last year’s emcee, Kate Yeager, is making a return appearance to call the action.

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Microsoft to acquire Bonsai in move to build ‘brains’ for autonomous systems

Gurdeep Pall June 20, 2018 AI, developers, Featured, Machine Learning, The Official Microsoft Blog

With AI’s meteoric rise, autonomous systems have been projected to grow to more than 800 million in operation by 2025. However, while envisioned in science fiction for a long time, truly intelligent autonomous systems are still elusive and remain a holy grail. The reality today is that training autonomous systems that function amidst the many…

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Microsoft + GitHub = Empowering Developers

Satya Nadella June 4, 2018 Chris Wanstrath, developers, Featured, GitHub, Nat Friedman, Recent News, Satya Nadella, The Official Microsoft Blog

Today, we announced an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform. I want to share what this acquisition will mean for our industry and for developers. The era of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge is upon us. Computing is becoming embedded in the world, with every part of our daily life…

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Microsoft acquires Semantic Machines, advancing the state of conversational AI

David Ku May 21, 2018 conversational AI, Cortana, Featured, The Official Microsoft Blog, XiaoIce

AI researchers have made great strides in recent years, but we are still at the beginning of teaching computers to understand the full context of human communication. Most of today’s bots and intelligent assistants respond to simple commands and queries, such as giving a weather report, playing a song or sharing a reminder, but aren’t…

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Microsoft Quantum helps Case Western Reserve University advance MRI research

Todd Holmdahl May 18, 2018 Featured, Microsoft HoloLens, quantum computing, The Official Microsoft Blog

Today I’m thrilled to share a new collaboration between Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and Microsoft’s Quantum team demonstrating the power of quantum computing. With the goal of improving patient care, Case Western Reserve will use Microsoft’s quantum-inspired algorithms to enhance their approach to detecting cancerous tumors. This scenario is a great example of an…

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The story behind Microsoft earnings: Our customers’ digital innovation

Judson Althoff April 26, 2018 AI, Azure, Digital transformation, Featured, HoloLens, The Official Microsoft Blog

Today, Microsoft announced its third-quarter earnings, including commercial cloud revenue of $6 billion, up 58 percent from last year. As always, this growth is fueled by the innovation and success of our customers and partners. Today, almost every company is a tech company, and below are a few examples of companies working closely with Microsoft…

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International Women’s Day: Three simple ways we can all #PressforProgress for women in STEM

Mary Snapp March 7, 2018 Education, Featured, International Women's Day, Microsoft Philanthropies, STEM, The Official Microsoft Blog

Women around the world are taking to the streets on International Women’s Day to urge faster progress on gender parity in economic opportunity, education and other important issues. The theme this year, #PressforProgress, is perfectly tuned to the challenges society faces. I know what’s it’s like to be the “first woman.” It’s really lonely! It…

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First look at Satya Nadella’s new book, Adobe and Microsoft deepen ties while science reveals (yet again) the power of the pen — Weekend Reading: Sept. 8 edition

Bill Briggs September 8, 2017 Adobe, Featured, LinkedIn, Microsoft Philanthropies, Office 365, Satya Nadella, Surface Pro 4, The Official Microsoft Blog, Windows 10

Time to read, write and “Hit Refresh,” following a brief-but-busy week at Microsoft. We saw an alliance grow, protections reinforced and new chapters emerge. Let’s take a spin through the news.   This week, the author got a first look at his new creation. Early copies of “Hit Refresh” arrived at the office of Microsoft…

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New devices and Windows Mixed Reality headsets unveiled at IFA 2017, Cortana and Alexa collaborate and Skype TX wins an Emmy® Award — Weekend Reading: Sept. 1 edition

Athima Chansanchai September 1, 2017 Cortana, Featured, Groove Music, IFA, Recent News, skype, The Official Microsoft Blog, Weekend Reading, Windows Store

In this edition of Weekend Reading, you’ll read about IFA 2017 and the vast array of devices revealed at the event, a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Amazon, Skype TX receiving the Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award and more. Microsoft delivered a keynote at the IFA 2017 consumer electronics show in Berlin on Friday, Sept. 1. You…

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Gamescom, Hot Chips, Hackathon and inclusivity – Weekend Reading: Aug. 25 edition

Susanna Ray August 25, 2017 Apps, artificial intelligence, Assassin's Creed, Deep Learning, Featured, Forza, gamescom, hackathon, Hot Wheels, inclusion, inclusiveness, inclusivity, Machine Learning, Microsoft Store, minecraft, Patent Program, STEM, The Official Microsoft Blog, XBOX, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X

This week was awash in news out of gamescom 2017, a European trade fair for digital gaming culture that took place in Cologne, Germany. If your head is spinning from all the announcements, take a deep breath and devote the next three minutes to watching this video, with everything you need to know out of…

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