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Amir Kantor

Principal Researcher

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I am a Principal Researcher at the Microsoft Search, Assistant and Intelligence organization. In my role, I am engaged in research and development of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology for Office 365. My main interests lie in building innovative AI solutions and machine learning research. I specialize in natural language processing, particularly text generation, and foundation models.

In my team, we deal with the entire model-development lifecycle: from data collection and annotation; through model design and optimization; to model evaluation, responsible AI, and incorporating user signals. More recently, I am engaged in challenges in large language models, prompt design, and in-context learning.

I hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and a B.A. in Mathematics with Computer Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Previous to Microsoft, I was a Research Staff Member at IBM Research. My fields of interest include machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and digital mathematics.

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