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  1. Microsoft challenge: Build a collaborative AI in Minecraft

    By John Roach, Writer, Microsoft Research A Microsoft Research team has created a competition using Project Malmo, a platform that uses Minecraft as a testing ground for advanced artificial intelligence research. The team is challenging PhD students to develop an…

    March 2017

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  2. Democratizing AI to improve citizen health

    By Kenji Takeda, Director, Azure for Research Doctors make life-saving — and life-changing — decisions every day. But how do they know that they are making the best decisions? Can artificial intelligence (AI) help? “Before evidence-based medicine, decision-making in health…

    March 2017

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  3. From improving a golf swing to reducing energy in datacenters

    2017 Swiss Joint Research Center kick off By Scarlet Schwiderski-Grosche, Senior Research Program Manager Recently, we celebrated an important milestone for our Swiss Joint Research Center (Swiss JRC). We welcomed top researchers from all partners to a workshop at the…

    February 2017

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  4. Partnership yields key breakthroughs in VR’s “grand challenge”

    By Noboru Sean Kuno, Research Program Manager, Microsoft Research Asia The potential for virtual reality (VR) to upend industrial design, medicine, and other specialized fields has now vaulted the emerging field into the ranks of what the National Academy of…

    February 2017

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