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Amir Kantor

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Woman at a desk using a Surface laptop to make a Microsoft Teams video call with one man smiling and wearing a headset. Business Voice conference call/meeting device is in the background.

Meeting Intelligence: Task Rephrasing

Exploratory project to decontextualize (rewrite) tasks identified in meeting transcriptions. We build upon pretrained seq2seq transformer models, and modern techniques such as multi-task learning, and touch upon unresolved…

Babbage's Analytical Engine, 1834-1871.

`horc`: lightweight Horn-clause interpreter

Free and open-source implementation of the minimalist language of Horn clauses. `horc` particularly shines as a meta-language: it turns textbook definitions of formal systems, expressed as a set…


I am a Principal Researcher at the Microsoft Search, Assistant and Intelligence group. At Microsoft, I am engaged in the research and development of machine learning technology and artificial intelligence capabilities for the Microsoft 365 application suite. I specialize in delivering end-to-end solutions to challenging natural language processing problems (text understanding and text generation): from the design and analysis of data annotation tasks, through model development and model compression, to model evaluation and the continuous learning from user feedback.

I hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Previous to Microsoft, I was a Research Staff Member at IBM Research. My research interests include machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, formal methods, and formal mathematics.

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A few of my recent projects are available in the links (tiles) above.