AI Lab projects
Explore, learn, and code with the latest breakthrough AI innovations by Microsoft.
Microsoft Math uses optical character recognition (OCR) for handwriting to extract a math equation from a student’s photo of their notes. The problem is then standardized, classified, solved, and returned with solution steps and similar problems.
Pix2Story uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) for storytelling. AI scans a picture, applies a writing style, and generates a story—demonstrating how AI can drive creativity.
Machine Reading Comprehension (MRC) answers questions about written text. Using a neural network, MRC mimics the process of human readers. Ask a question and MRC reads a document until an answer is formed.
Style Transfer creates new images by starting with a source photo, then applying a new visual style—similar to filters in other applications. Style Transfer demonstrates how to build a simple style transfer application with AI.
Sketch2Code converts hand-written drawings to HTML prototypes. Designers share ideas on a whiteboard, then changes are shown instantly in the browser—helping improve collaboration between the designer, developer, and customer.
Insights and Discovery Accelerator
Unlock insights and discover intelligent connections in unstructured data. The Insights and Discovery Accelerator uses Microsoft AI to speed and scale investigations and research by helping journalists 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 analyze the quality of the shot to help professionals, amateurs, and coaches 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.
Homomorphic Encryption (HE)
HE technology allows computations to be performed directly on encrypted data. Using state-of-the-art cryptology, you can run machine learning on anonymized datasets without losing context.
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.