Microsoft Research Webinars

Microsoft Research Webinars

  1. Images of Mihaela Vorvoreanu and Saleema Amershi next to webinar title Create human-centered AI with the Human-AI eXperience (HAX) Toolkit

    Create human-centered AI with the Human-AI eXperience (HAX) Toolkit webinar

    To assist AI practitioners in building human-centered AI, we are introducing the Human-AI eXperience (HAX) Toolkit. This suite of tools spans the end-to-end product development lifecycle, providing support where AI practitioners have requested it. In this webinar, join Saleema Amershi, Senior Principal Research Manager, and Mihaela Vorvoreanu, Aether Director of UX Research and RAI education, to learn how and when to use each tool in the HAX Toolkit to create human-centered AI.
    July 21, 2021
  2. An image of Quanlu Zhang and Scarlett Li next to their webinar title, Introducing Retiarii: A deep learning exploratory-training framework on NNI

    Introducing Retiarii: A deep learning exploratory-training framework on NNI webinar

    In this webinar, Microsoft Research Asia Senior Researcher Quanlu Zhang and Principal Program Manager Scarlett Li will analyze the challenges associated with retrofitting exploratory-training into the training process of a single DNN model within the context of Neural Architecture Search (NAS). The first part of the webinar will focus on Retiarii, a deep learning exploratory-training framework for DNN models. Retiarii also offers a just-in-time (JIT) engine that instantiates models and manages their training, gathers information…
    June 24, 2021
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    Microsoft Soundscape: Heads-up and hands-free experiences for everyone webinar

    Microsoft Soundscape uses 3D spatial audio to help people understand their surroundings. From its original goal of empowering people with sight loss to be more independent, Soundscape has grown to provide richer and more immersive experiences for anyone. Soundscape turns a headset into an audio display--like a map augmented with 3D sound. It can also work in the background, providing heads-up, hands-free ambient awareness.
    June 3, 2021

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    Fuzzing to improve the security and reliability of cloud services with RESTler webinar

    In this webinar, join Marina Polishchuk, in exploring how RESTler—the first stateful REST API fuzzer—can help efficiently find security and reliability bugs in cloud services. RESTler analyzes a Swagger/OpenAPI specification and produces a fuzzing grammar that contains information about requests and their dependencies. RESTler only fuzzes a request if all its dependent resources have been successfully created—this enables RESTler to achieve deeper coverage out of the box. RESTler also offers a pluggable model for checking…
    May 26, 2021
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    Pushing the frontier of neural text to speech webinar

    In this webinar, Senior Researcher Xu Tan will address the challenges with advancing neural TTS, specifically the high computational cost and slow inference speed in online serving; word skipping and repeating issues, poor voice quality, and lack of voice controllability; the large amounts of training data needed for improved voice synthesis; and the practical challenges in TTS voice adaptation. He’ll introduce his team’s work addressing these challenges—including fast TTS, end-to-end TTS, low-resource TTS, and adaptive…
    May 20, 2021
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    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…
    May 13, 2021
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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
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    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
  8. a picture of lijuan and xiaowei next to their webinar title on AI advances in image captioning

    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