Microsoft Research Podcast

Ideas: Designing AI for people with Abigail Sellen

May 23, 2024 | Gretchen Huizinga and Abigail Sellen
Social scientist and HCI expert Abigail Sellen explores the critical understanding needed to build human-centric AI through the lens of the new AICE initiative, a collective of interdisciplinary researchers studying AI impact on human cognition and the economy.
  1. Microsoft Research Podcast - Abstracts | May 20, 2024 | Andrey Kolobov

    Abstracts: May 20, 2024 

    May 20, 2024 | Andrey Kolobov and Gretchen Huizinga

    Andrey Kolobov discusses WindSeer, a small CNN capable of estimating the wind field around an sUAV in flight more finely and with less compute and data than traditional models. The advancement can help support longer and safer autonomous flights.

  2. Circle photo of Jacki O'Neill, director of the Microsoft Africa Research Institute (MARI), with a microphone in the corner on a blue and green gradient background

    What’s Your Story: Jacki O’Neill 

    May 16, 2024 | Johannes Gehrke and Jacki O'Neill

    Jacki O'Neill saw an opportunity to expand Microsoft research efforts to Africa. She now leads Microsoft Research Africa, Nairobi (formerly MARI). O'Neill talks about the choices that got her there, the lab’s impact, and how living abroad is good for innovation.

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    Abstracts: May 6, 2024 

    May 6, 2024 | Michel Galley and Gretchen Huizinga

    Researcher Michel Galley explores how he and fellow researchers combined new and existing data to create MathVista, an open-source benchmark for measuring the mathematical reasoning capabilities of foundation models in scenarios that involve text and images.

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    Abstracts: April 16, 2024 

    April 16, 2024 | Gretchen Huizinga and Tusher Chakraborty

    Tusher Chakraborty talks about the paper “Spectrumize: Spectrum-efficient Satellite Networks for the Internet of Things,” including a method for supporting communication between a large IoT-satellite constellation and devices on Earth within a limited spectrum.

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    Abstracts: March 21, 2024 

    March 21, 2024 | Chang Liu and Gretchen Huizinga

    Senior Researcher Chang Liu discusses M-OFDFT, a variation of orbital-free density functional theory (OFDFT) that leverages deep learning to help identify molecular properties in a way that minimizes the tradeoff between accuracy and efficiency.

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    Abstracts: February 29, 2024 

    February 29, 2024 | Lev Tankelevitch and Gretchen Huizinga

    Can how we think about our thinking help us better incorporate generative AI in our lives & work? Explore metacognition’s potential to improve the tech’s usability on “Abstracts,” then sign up for Microsoft Research Forum for more on this & other AI work.

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    What’s Your Story: Ivan Tashev 

    February 1, 2024 | Johannes Gehrke and Ivan Tashev

    Partner Software Architect Ivan Tashev talks about applying his expertise in audio signal processing to the design and study of audio components for Microsoft products such as Kinect and shares how a focus on what he can control has fueled professional success.