Future of Spreadsheeting

Date

July 18, 2019

Speaker

Ben Zorn, Felienne Hermans, Daniel Barowy, John Campbell, Andy Gordon, Shi Han

Affiliation

Microsoft Research, Universiteit Leiden, Williams College, Microsoft, Microsoft Research, Microsoft Research

Overview

The spreadsheet has continually evolved to remain at the forefront of productivity tools and work practices for over forty years. For example, today’s spreadsheets embrace collaboration, serve as databases, are mobile, and encompass AI-powered interaction via natural language. Going forward, research advances in AI, program synthesis, visualization, and programming languages are being integrated into spreadsheets to improve user productivity and experience. This session examines recent innovations in spreadsheeting, from both Microsoft Research and the academic research community.

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