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  1. Bosque programming language code sample

    Creating the Future of Software Development

    “If you think about the world that we’re in now, software plays a key role in our lives – in everything we do. And at the core of solving big problems and fundamental challenges is the ability to use software to attack the problem and…
    May 26, 2021
  2. A close-up of a man wearing casual clothing, he has his smartphone in his hand and he is using an assistive mobile app for people with vision disabilities to assist him.

    CHI 2021: Redefining accessibility to build more inclusive technologies

    Accessibility and inclusion represent a growing space in the technology landscape, and how research and development are being used to empower people across abilities is expanding in exciting ways. Instead of treating disabilities as conditions in need of solutions—as has been the case over the…
    May 21, 2021
  3. A graphic depicting audio and video content items passing through an audio transformer layer and a video transformer layer, respectively, before being combined while passing through a multimodal transformer layer

    Microsoft and NVIDIA introduce parameter-efficient multimodal transformers for video representation learning

    Understanding video is one of the most challenging problems in AI, and an important underlying requirement is learning multimodal representations that capture information about objects, actions, sounds, and their long-range statistical dependencies from audio-visual signals. Recently, transformers have been successful in vision-and-language tasks such as image…
    May 17, 2021 by Yale Song
  4. One male and two females in medium conference room with a Crestron Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android device and touch display being used for remote video meeting with Teams Meetings. Large mounted display showing remote participants and two Surface Device

    CHI 2021: Making remote and hybrid meetings work in the new future of work

    Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, some truths about the nature of work have been underscored: it is uniquely complex, quickly shifting, and increasingly technology-mediated. Teaching, medicine, mental health, and other professions—previously thought to be near-impossible to do remotely—have all abruptly moved to online…
    May 13, 2021 by Jaime Teevan
  5. screen capture of Haptic PIVOT device

    Hands-on research and prototyping for haptics

    While many of us think of human-computer interaction as a job for the eyes, ears and mind, we don’t think as often about the importance and complexity of our tactile interactions with computers. Haptics – the sense of touch or tactile sensations – permeates our…
    May 10, 2021
  6. GamesBond VR Prototype

    Microsoft Research collaborates with KAIST in Korea to explore bimanual interactions with haptic feedback in virtual reality

    Editor's Note: Bimanual controllers are frequently used to enhance the realism and immersion of virtual reality experiences such as games and simulations. Researchers have typically relied on mechanical linkages between the controllers to recreate the sensation of holding different objects with both hands. However, those…