The Deep Learning group advances the state-of-the-art in deep learning to achieve general intelligence. We develop algorithms, models, and systems in deep supervised and unsupervised learning, deep reinforcement learning, and neural-symbolic reasoning, and then pursue breakthroughs in natural language processing, computer vision, conversational AI, multimodal intelligence, and other relevant areas.
Researchers from the group have contributed to many projects that have had a significant impact in the academic community and led to the deployment of scenario-enabling AI products and services. A recent example is the computer vision API in Microsoft Cognitive Services, which provides the world’s first image-captioning cloud service. This service enables next-generation scenarios such as CaptionBot, Seeing AI, and empowers Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to create image descriptions automatically for millions of users.