Introducing the Grand Prize Winner of Hackathon 2018, a project team exploring new paradigms in advertising

Wei Liu, senior software engineer for Bing Ads in Suzhou and one of the 15 members of the winning team, believes that for success, “interest and passion are your best friends.” Previous winners of Microsoft’s annual Hackathon have accomplished great success, and the future is bright for the 2018 winners. Based in China, Liu and his teammates will have the….

Watch For, Hackathon 2017 winner, powers Mixer’s massively successful HypeZone

HypeZone, released in December 2017, rapidly gained millions of new users to livestream community Mixer. HypeZone’s secret weapon? The 2017 Hackathon Grand Prize Winner, Watch For, a Microsoft Garage project. Last month, Microsoft’s fifth annual One Week Hackathon wrapped up with astounding numbers. This year, during the largest private hackathon on the planet, over 23,000 employees registered to hack, and….

Ready, set, go! Microsoft’s annual Hackathon is in full swing

Last year, more than 18,000 people across 400 cities and 75 countries came together to bring world-changing new ideas to life at Microsoft’s annual Hackathon, now celebrating its fifth year. Every year, Hackathon takes on new and greater challenges. Last year, artificial intelligence (AI) emerged as the hot hack theme. This year, the energy around AI continues, as well as….

Vancouver Garage Interns help BC Cancer Foundation research cancer by using holograms

BC Cancer Foundation and Garage interns at Microsoft in Vancouver teamed up to create a mixed reality solution using HoloLens to visualize tumors at single-cell resolution for cancer research. The Holographic Cancer Cell Visualizer is an interactive prototype that allows scientists to study in 3D holograms the make-up of tumor cells and spatial relationships between cell types, something that has….

Microsoft Garage expansion continues with grand opening at New England Research Development Center

The seventh Microsoft Garage just opened its doors at the New England Research & Development Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts (or “NERD”). Hundreds of students, educators, and tech pros flocked to the three-day event introducing local Microsoft teams, innovative projects they are working on—and the Garage equipment and spaces that the Boston area community can use to connect with Microsoft and….

From plants in the ground to drones in the sky, this Microsoft engineer puts her creativity to work

Microsoft employee Guada Casuso is a tech enthusiast who thrives on creativity, envisioning a future where AI could save the world. She has a knack for bringing others along as she explores new obsessions and possibilities where creativity and technology intersect. Casuso is constantly dreaming up ways to combine her love for agriculture, knowledge in IoT and AI technologies, and….

Mobile Chest X-Ray Analysis uses machine learning models to demonstrate how smart medical apps can be created

In today’s ever-growing society, there are areas of the world where resources are thin and not as readily available to those who need them most. With the help of artificial intelligence technologies, resources and knowledge can be distributed and accessed in novel ways. The project illustrates one such use case, of the intelligent edge, where AI can help inform healthcare….

Snip Insights brings AI to Snipping tool with intelligent insights

What if everyday work flows were re-imagined through the power of AI to inspire and delight? What if users could achieve more with a tool that is both easily accessible and familiar? Millions of Windows users perform the same task every single day. Screenshots are taken all the time, but as technologies progress in leaps and bounds, screen capturing tools….

Project Road Runner uses photo-realistic simulation and deep learning to train autonomous driving algorithms

“Cars take up a lot of space in our lives and in our cities. Most of a car’s lifetime is spent sitting around unused, wasting space. Making cars autonomous means more space in our cities, less accidents on the roads and a cleaner and greener environment. Also, I hate driving.” Aditya Sharma is the lead program manager of Project Road….

Lucas Rizzotto uses art plus tech to explore what it means to be human

Award-winning creator Lucas Rizzotto is running an exciting social VR experiment – a beautifully crafted immersive world inhabited by people’s most personal thoughts and wishes in his new project, Where Thoughts Go. The Garage is a big proponent of exploring and experimenting in the augmented, virtual, and mixed reality spaces. With our futuristic new Reality Room open to employees in….