Watch the livestream of the 2017 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit—The Edge of AI

Join us July 17 & 18 for Faculty Summit 2017 - The Edge of #AI

  • By Evelyne Viegas, Program Co-Chair of Faculty Summit and Director, Microsoft

    We are looking forward to another informative Microsoft Research Faculty Summit (July 17-18, 2017) where this year’s theme is The Edge of AI.

  • The event will consist of keynotes, sessions, panels, and showcased technologies.
  • The summit brings together thought leaders and researchers from a broad range of disciplines including computer science, social sciences, human design and interactions, and policy.
  • Microsoft AI researchers are striving to create intelligent machines that complement human reasoning, and amplify human ingenuity with intelligent technology.
  • At the core, is the ability to harness the explosion of digital data and computational power with advanced algorithms that extend the ability for machines to learn, reason, sense and understand—enabling collaborative and natural interactions between machines and humans.

We are looking forward to another informative Microsoft Research Faculty Summit (July 17-18, 2017) where this year’s theme is The Edge of AI.
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Why Google and Facebook are the best AI-first organizations // FABERNOVEL

Interesting look at how Google and Facebook are building AI-first organizations  #AI

  • We studied carefully the 2 most advanced organizations that embody this principle, Google and Facebook, to understand how they are structured.
  • Whatever the company you belong to, there are a few lessons to be drawn from these 2 exemplars to design your own AI-first organization: AI-first organizations are complex!
  • AI-first organizations are embodied through various means: not only teams, but also internal software platforms, open-source side projects, and the final services delivered.
  • In AI-first organizations, the most technical experts are not only tasked with creating breakthrough research projects or new technologies; they must also lead internal training efforts.
  • AI-first organizations are inherently agile: in the aggregate, their goal is to maximize both the number of experiments leveraging AI, as well as the speed of deployment and capacity of scaling the successful ones.

At the last Google I/O conference, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai emphasized the ongoing shift from a mobile-first to an AI-first world. What does it mean in
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10 Emerging Technologies That Will Drive The Next Economy

10 Emerging Technologies That Will Drive The Next Economy:  #BigData #AI | RT @Ronald_vanLoon

  • I recently gave a talk about these 10 essential technologies that will drive the next economy.
  • Cyber-security is a growing industry.
  • Some of the technologies have been around for some time, but are gaining steam because many factors are converging.
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  • Sure, many things will change, existing jobs will change and new ones will be created, but that is the nature of innovation.

What technologies will drive the next 10 to 20 years of change and create the next economy?
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