AI Lab projects
Explore, learn and code with the latest breakthrough AI innovations by Microsoft.
Virtual Stage is a background matting experiment to create high-quality videos from anywhere, improving current virtual green screening techniques with Azure Kinect depth camera.
Microsoft Math uses optical character recognition (OCR) for handwriting to extract a mathematical equation from a student’s photo of their notes. The problem is then standardised, classified, solved and returned with solution steps and similar problems.
Snip Insights helps users find intelligent insights from a snip or screenshot. AI services convert a captured image into translated text, automatically detecting and tagging image content.
Sketch2Code converts hand-written drawings into HTML prototypes. Designers share ideas on a whiteboard, then changes are shown instantly in the browser – helping to improve collaboration between the designer, developer and customer.
Code Defect AI
Altran developed a machine learning classifier that predicts which source code files carry a higher risk of a bug. Developers are presented with an explanation and the factors used in making the specific prediction.
Insights and Discovery Accelerator
Unlock insights and discover intelligent connections in unstructured data. The Insights and Discovery Accelerator uses Microsoft AI to speed up and scale investigations and research by helping journalists to find critical content in a sea of data.
Spektacom uses a mini sticker sensor on a cricket bat to gather data on the quality, speed, twist and swing of the bat. This data is used to analyse the quality of the shot to help professionals, amateurs and coaches to improve their game.
Angel Eyes is an IoT device that monitors a baby’s sleeping position and environment. Caregivers can view a live stream from anywhere and receive notifications if the device detects any issues.
Snow Leopard Trust
The Snow Leopard Trust uses AI to study snow leopards in the wild. Camera traps capture hundreds of thousands of photos of rare snow leopards; machine learning and cognitive services are used to accelerate photo analysis and to map areas of activity.
AirSim – Drones
AirSim is a simulation tool that creates a 3D version of a real environment. A simulated drone ‘flies’ to capture images, building a custom vision model. AI uses the vision model to identify objects or people.
Differential privacy is crucial for machine learning and data privacy. Safeguarding the privacy of people while enabling deeper analysis will empower health research innovations.
Responsible Conversational AI
Conversational AI is a new way for companies to interact with their customers across any channel, like digital assistants, chat or social media. To be effective, conversational bots need to be developed in a way that earns people’s trust.