The Advanced Technology Lab Cairo (ATL Cairo) officially started on February 1st, 2007. Our team of engineers and applied researchers enjoy taking on projects from the early stages of experimentation and incubation all the way to shipping and support. Our organization maintains a balance between software engineering and data science that enables us to work on cutting edge projects. We specialize in Natural Language Processing and Speech Processing. Our charter is to develop and ship intelligent cloud services. Some of our recent work can be found under the umbrella of Microsoft Cognitive Services. Our sister team, Bing Cairo, explores and develops tools and samples to evangelize the wealth of technologies underlying the Bing engine and to encourage our partners to leverage these technologies in their own scenarios and services.
Since our inception, we’ve been keen on promoting computer science research and development in the Middle East and Africa. Our internship programs offer students from the entire region an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with our engineers and researchers and to gain hands-on experience with state-of-the art technologies. Our passion for the Arabic language led us to make key contributions to Microsoft’s products and services including Office, Bing, and Skype Translator. To help promote Arabic in computing, we offer our Arabic NLP technologies for free as the Arabic NLP Toolkit Service (ATKS).