“Again, [the Difference Engine] might act on other things beside number.” — Ada Lovelace
The ADA theme at Microsoft Research Cambridge studies AI models and techniques that apply to complex real-world data: big data, small data, data with complex structures like trees and graphs. In short: “All Data AI”.
Linking language and vision with data from structured domains such as programming languages, bioinformatics, chemistry, or the web, we explore all aspects of machine learning and related disciplines. We research in Bayesian inference, Deep Learning, Optimization and Programming Languages, with multiple prize-winning papers and research. And we have contributed to some of the most advanced technologies that Microsoft builds, with contributions to Xbox, Office, HoloLens, Bing, Visual Studio, and many others. Our superpower is our combined focus on fundamental research and real-world engineering, to push the boundaries of AI.