Microsoft Research Podcast

Microsoft Research Podcast

An ongoing series of conversations bringing you right up to the cutting edge of Microsoft Research.

Getting Virtual with Dr. Mar Gonzalez Franco

Episode 4, December 13th, 2017  Getting Virtual with Dr. Mar Gonzalez Franco On today’s episode, neuroscientist and virtual reality researcher, Dr. Mar Gonzalez Franco, talks about her work in VR, explains how avatars can help increase our empathy and reduce our biases via role play, and addresses the misconceptions that exist between the immersive experiences of virtual reality and psychedelic drugs.    Related: Microsoft Research Podcast: Visit our podcast page on Microsoft.com iTunes: Subscribe and…

December 2017

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Hybrid Reward Architecture and the Fall of Ms. Pac-Man with Dr. Harm van Seijen

Episode 3, December 6, 2017 Hybrid Reward Architecture and the Fall of Ms. Pac-Man with Dr. Harm van Seijen If you’ve ever watched King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters, you know what a big deal it is to beat a video arcade game that was designed not to lose. Most humans can’t even come close. Enter Harm van Seijen, and a team of machine learning researchers from Microsoft Maluuba in Montreal. They took on Ms.…

December 2017

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New Microsoft Research Podcast invites you to log on, tune in and geek out

Microsoft Research Podcast Subscribe and listen on iTunes, android or email I’ve spent the better part of the last decade investigating the impact of digital media and technology on culture from an academic perspective. I have conducted my own qualitative research and devoured nearly every book, article, tweet, post or link I could find on the subject. I’m as interested as any person who can’t do the math could possibly be in what’s going on…

December 2017

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AI and Our Future With Machines with Dr. Eric Horvitz

Episode 2, December 4, 2017 When it comes to artificial intelligence, Dr. Eric Horvitz is as passionate as he is accomplished. His contributions to the field, and service on the boards of nearly every technical academy and association in the country, have earned him the respect – and awe – of his colleagues, along with the position of Technical Fellow and Managing Director of Microsoft Research. Dr. Horvitz talks about the goal of artificial intelligence,…

December 2017

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Snippets from the Revolution – An Interview with Dr. Jaime Teevan

Episode 1, November 28, 2017 Dr. Jaime Teevan has a lot to say about productivity in a fragmented culture, and some solutions that seem promising, if somewhat counterintuitive. Dr. Teevan is a Microsoft researcher, University of Washington Affiliate Professor, and the mother of 4 young boys. Today she talks about what she calls the productivity revolution, and explains how her research in micro-productivity – making use of short fragments of time to help us accomplish…

December 2017

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