The Microsoft Mixed Reality & AI Lab – Cambridge sits at the forefront of research, hardware, and software development in the field of social presence in mixed reality. Our mission is to build the technology that powers Microsoft Mesh, spanning the spectrum from avatars to holoported representations of people, and from research prototypes to shipping product. Comprising a diverse, multidisciplinary team, we approach our work not just as an exciting technological opportunity, but with a responsibility to develop this new medium of 3D communication in an inclusive and ethical way.
We combine insights in computer vision, machine learning, and graphics, to understand the motion, shape, and appearance of a user, and recreate their likeness remotely using advanced computer graphics and neural rendering algorithms. We guide our technological development by building human-centric experiences to ensure we design solutions that people will love to use.