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- Announcing new milestones for Microsoft Cognitive Services vision and search services in Azure: A series of announcements around Microsoft's Cognitive Services: The Custom Vision and Bing Search services are now available from the Azure Portal and the Face API gets better recognition capabilities.
- Ingredients for robotics research: Robots are often thought to embody articial intelligence so it's common to associate robotics with AI. This very complete article highlights how machine learning can be practically applied to teach a robotic arm to achieve specific tasks.
- MWC "Best Use of Mobile for Accessibility & Inclusion" award goes to Microsoft's Seeing AI app: Seeing AI, a mobile app designed to help people with low vision by analyzing and describing the world around them, has won an award at the Mobile World Congress.
- The sublime and scary future of cameras With A.I. brains: AI-powered cameras like Google Clips help us to take better pictures or get smarter at home surveillance, but they also raise multiple concerns about privacy.
- Alibaba launches A.I., big data cloud products in Europe in challenge to Amazon, Microsoft: It's no secret that Chinese companies like Alibaba are investing a lot in AI research. Fruits of that research is now becoming visible as cloud-hosted AI services.
- Machine Learning on Azure IoT Edge: This video walks you through the creation of a machine learning model in Python, its evaluation using Azure Machine Learning Workbench, packaging into a Docker container and finally deployment to an edge device.
- Now on GitHub: The autonomous driving cookbook from Microsoft: Microsoft has released a wide collection of resources for autonomous driving research, including scenarios, tutorials and demonstrations.
- Edge AI: Skin cancer detection app: Examples of AI-assisted medical diagnosis are multiplying. This episode of the AI Show describes how to build a cancer detection app using Xamarin and CoreML.
- Microsoft and UPMC unveil virtual AI assistant that listens in and takes notes on doctor’s visits: Another great example of AI augmenting professionals: Microsoft has unveiled EmpowerMD, a platform that listens to the conversations between doctors and their patients to automatically take notes.