New Garage project Earth Lens pairs AI with aerial imagery

This summer, Microsoft’s AI for Earth team and the office of the AI CTO decided to challenge a group of Garage interns to pair AI with aerial images to make a difference. Today, we announce the release of their summer project: Earth Lens, a Microsoft Garage project, a Xamarin-based, open source project for iPad that identifies, tracks, and analyzes objects….

Garage project Snip Insights graduates to AI Lab

Get your tassels ready. Just a few months after Snip Insights, a Microsoft Garage project, released at Microsoft Build 2018, the project becomes a Garage graduate and expands to new platforms as it joins AI Lab. The first prototype of Snip Insights was designed and built by a team of Garage interns in response to a pitch by the Office….

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….

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….

The napkin disrupted: meet Ink to Code, a Microsoft Garage project

Urban legend has it that some of the greatest ideas in history started with a napkin. The Gettysburg Address, the poem that gave way to the U.S. National Anthem, and the premise of the Harry Potter series—each were reportedly born into the world through the medium of sketches on scrap paper—and when app creators put pen to paper for their….

12 Weeks at the Microsoft Garage

What happens when you bring together 45 college students into a space that encourages big ideas, inspires creativity, and provides delicious (free!) snacks? As I walked into the Microsoft Garage at the New England Research and Development Center (NERD) 12 weeks ago, I had no idea I would leave with a boatload of new skills, work on a team to….

Mixed Reality gives Neuroanatomy lessons a boost

With its unique hemispheres and intricate connections, the brain is one of the most exceptional, yet complex organs in the human body. The intricate structure has posed a unique challenge for generations of students looking to understand and ultimately master how its many parts fit, and work, together. But this fall — thanks to Microsoft HoloLens and mixed reality technology—….

Through fast-track projects, Microsoft Garage interns make an impact on both the public and their mentors

When students with the Microsoft Garage began their internship in Cambridge, Massachusetts in June, they found a new workspace, a pair of managers and an intern who quickly became a guiding force to these newest members of the team – even though she had only started four months earlier. Maddy Leger, 20, had already completed a 12-week winter internship as….