Microsoft Research Webinars

Microsoft Research Webinars

  1. Xu Tan

    Pushing the frontier of neural text to speech webinar

    In the popular field of text to speech, the goal is to transform the written or printed word into speech that is natural and intelligible. Today, the technology is being used in products and services to help people who are blind or have low vision consume digital content, power personal digital assistants that sound more realistic, and make it easier to do two things at once, such as listening to an article online while washing…
    Upcoming: May 20, 2021 6.30AM PT
  2. Su Lin Blodgett and Alexandra Olteanu

    Failures of imagination: Discovering and measuring harms in language technologies webinar

    Join Microsoft researchers Su Lin Blodgett and Alexandra Olteanu, from the FATE Group at Microsoft Research Montréal, to examine pitfalls in some state-of-the-art approaches to measuring computational harms in language technologies. For such measurements of harms to be effective, it is important to clearly articulate both: 1) the construct to be measured and 2) how the measurements operationalize that construct. The webinar will also overview possible approaches practitioners could take to proactively identify issues that…
    Upcoming: May 13, 2021 10AM PT
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    In pursuit of responsible AI: Bringing principles to practice webinar

    The webinar will present examples of how these learnings are shaping our research on developing principles and tools for bringing the AI principle of reliability and safety to reality. In particular, it will showcase an ecosystem of open-source tools that are intended to accelerate the machine learning (ML) development life cycle by identifying and mitigating failures in a faster, systematic, and rigorous way.
    March 18, 2021

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    Fairness-related harms in AI systems: Examples, assessment, and mitigation webinar

    AI has transformed modern life via previously unthinkable feats, from machines that can master the ancient board game Go and self-driving cars to developments we experience more routinely, such as virtual agents and personalized product recommendations. Simultaneously, these new opportunities have raised new challenges—most notably, challenges that have highlighted the potential for AI systems to cause fairness-related harms. Indeed, the fairness of AI systems is one of the key concerns facing society as AI continues…
    March 11, 2021
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    Microsoft Vision Model ResNet-50: Pretrained vision model built with web-scale data webinar

    In this webinar, join Junwon Park and Zygmunt Lenyk, to learn how the team built Microsoft Vision Model using multi-task learning and web-supervised datasets. You’ll examine how the model lowers cost in a production setting while achieving state-of-the-art performance by using multi-task learning and optimizing separately for multiple classification tasks, including ImageNet-22k, COCO, and two web-supervised datasets of 40 million image-label pairs collected from image search engines.
    February 25, 2021
  3. Sam Devlin, Martin Balla, Diego Pérez Liébana, Raluca Gaina

    Reinforcement learning in Minecraft: Challenges and opportunities in multiplayer games webinar

    In this webinar, learn how the latest AI techniques can be applied to multiplayer games in the challenging and diverse 3D environment of Minecraft. Join the researchers as they demonstrate how Project Malmo—a platform for AI experimentation built on Minecraft—provides an ideal environment for designing different and rich training tasks and how reinforcement learning agents can be trained in these scenarios. They’ll provide examples of tasks, agent implementations, and the latest research done in this…
    February 18, 2021
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    AI advances in image captioning: Describing images as well as people do webinar

    This webinar will focus on some of the recent vision-language pretraining (VLP) approaches for image captioning. We will cover our latest approaches, including object-semantics aligned pretraining (OSCAR) and visual-vocabulary pretraining (VIVO). We will also discuss their key principles and how we address the core challenges in image caption generation. Join us to learn how our discovery leads to a new image captioning framework that achieves state-of-the-art performance on the nocaps benchmark (developed to evaluate NOC…
    February 11, 2021
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    Project InnerEye: Augmenting cancer radiotherapy workflows with deep learning and open source webinar

    In this webinar, Dr. Ozan Oktay and Dr. Anton Schwaighofer will analyze these challenges within the context of image-guided radiotherapy procedures and will present the latest research outputs of Project InnerEye in tackling these challenges. The first part of the webinar will focus on a research study that evaluates the potential clinical impact of DL models within the context of radiotherapy planning procedures. The second part of the talk will introduce the open-source InnerEye Deep…
    January 28, 2021
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    Enhancing mobile work and productivity with virtual reality webinar

    In this webinar, Microsoft Researcher Eyal Ofek presents a summary of research investigating opportunities and challenges for realizing a mobile VR office environment. In particular, you’ll learn how VR can be mixed with standard off-the-shelf equipment (such as tablets, laptops, or desktops) to enable effective, efficient, and ergonomic mobile knowledge work.
    December 15, 2020
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    Avatars: Finding a sense of self and others in the virtual world webinar

    In the last decade, we’ve seen fast-paced progress in spatial computing and its convergence with AI, where spatial computing solutions like virtual reality and augmented reality are becoming a main interaction tool. These advancements are moving us from experiences in which digital content is confined to screens toward experiences in which users are surrounded by the digital content. However, anyone who’s entered a VR platform realizes that while they may encounter hand renderings that enable…
    December 9, 2020