Microsoft Research Blog

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    Research Collection: Research Supporting Responsible AI

    Microsoft is committed to the advancement and use of AI grounded in principles that put people first and benefit society. We are putting these principles into practice throughout the company by embracing diverse perspectives, fostering continuous learning, and proactively responding as AI technology evolves.
    April 13, 2020
  2. Turing-NLG: A 17-billion-parameter language model by Microsoft

    This figure was adapted from a similar image published in DistilBERT. Turing Natural Language Generation (T-NLG) is a 17 billion parameter language model by Microsoft that outperforms the state of the art on many downstream NLP tasks. We present a demo of the model, including…
    February 13, 2020 by Corby Rosset
  3. When bias begets bias: A source of negative feedback loops in AI systems

    Is bias in AI self-reinforcing? Decision-making systems that impact criminal justice, financial institutions, human resources, and many other areas often have bias. This is especially true of algorithmic systems that learn from historical data, which tends to reflect existing societal biases. In many high-stakes applications,…
    January 21, 2020 by Lydia T. Liu
  4. By making text-based games more accessible to RL agents, Jericho framework opens up exciting natural language challenges

    You’re in a field. In front of you, there’s a white house. The door is boarded shut. The immediate challenge—investigate the house. The game—Zork I: The Great Underground Empire, a treasure-seeking adventure in which you’ll encounter monsters, a thief, and other interesting characters along the…
    January 16, 2020 by Matthew Hausknecht, Marc-Alexandre Côté, Xingdi (Eric) Yuan, and Prithviraj Ammanabrolu