Microsoft Build 2019 | Designing AI Responsibly Session ID: BRK2003   Designing AI to be trustworthy requires creating solutions that reflect ethical principles that are deeply rooted in important and timeless values: Fairness, Reliability & Safety, Privacy & Security, Inclusiveness, Transparency and Accountability. But how can you make sure your AI system reflects those values? …

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A new disruptive technology is on the horizon and it promises to take computing power to unprecedented and unimaginable heights. And to predict the speed of progress of this new “quantum computing” technology, the director of Google’s Quantum AI Labs, Hartmut Neven, has proposed a new rule similar to the Moore’s Law that has measured …

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are becoming smarter every day, beating world champions in games like Go, identifying tumours in medical scans better than human radiologists, and increasing the efficiency of electricity-hungry data centres. Some economists are comparing the transformative potential of AI with other “general purpose technologies” such as the steam engine, electricity or the …

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Human-level intelligence is familiar in biological hardware – you’re using it now. Science and technology seem to be converging, from several directions, on the possibility of similar intelligence in non-biological systems. It is difficult to predict when this might happen, but most artificial intelligence (AI) specialists estimate that it is more likely than not within …

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A groundbreaking new study from the Gallant Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley is transforming how scientists understand language organisation in the brain. Published in Nature on 28 April 2016, the paper ‘Natural Speech Reveals the Semantic Maps That Tile Human Cerebral Cortex’ reveals that we use our entire brain – and not just the temporal lobe, as once believed – to group …

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What is it like to be a cow? Researchers such as Jeremy Bailenson, the director of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab in California, believe they can help you find out. A few years ago, Bailenson and his colleagues at Stanford University created a simulation of a slaughterhouse. In a series of experiments, Bailenson invited people …

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Microsoft Build 2019 | AI Lab Challenge – AI for Good Stories Session ID: THR3005   AI Labs are designed to help our fast-growing community of developers to discover AI innovation through a collection of AI projects such as drone rescue, intelligent robotics, and Cognitive Search. Discover the winners from the 2018 AI Lab Developer …

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Microsoft Build 2019 | Breaking the Wall between Data Scientists and App Developers with MLOps Session ID: BRK2004   MLOps is DevOps for machine learning and brings continuous integration, delivery and learning to the machine learning lifecycle. This session will show you how to get to market faster with better models, and operationalize more reliably …

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Microsoft Build 2019 | Build “zero code” machine learning models with visual workflow capabilities in Azure Session ID: BRK3008   Artificial Intelligence is right here, right now—and making AI real for businesses is our goal. The visual workflow capability in Azure Machine Learning service is a powerful simple drag and drop authoring environment with no-code …

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Imagine you are at Ikea to pick up a sofa for your new flat. You see one you like, a wine-coloured two-seater with big soft cushions. You imagine what it would look like with your current furniture, and decide that’s the sofa you want. As you continue meandering through the store you find a nice …

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