Graph related to a machine learning model that reads the titles of bug reports
Microsoft

Bug Squasher: A TF-IDF NLP Technique for Finding Bugs in Code

A new algorithm can triage programming bugs, highlighting dangerous flaws. Microsoft researchers developed a machine learning model that reads the titles of bug reports and recognizes those describing flaws that compromise security.
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Microsoft

Moderating the ML Roller Coaster

Wait a minute — we added training data, and our model’s performance got worse?! New research offers a way to avoid so-called double descent.
Conference on Microsoft Teams with a person eating a chip bag
Microsoft

Silent Snacking

As working from home becomes the new normal, AI may protect you from the sound of coworkers munching while they chat. No more smacking lips and rustling chip bags! Microsoft’s online collaboration platform Teams announced a feature that removes extraneous sounds from videoconferences.
Exercise training system working
Microsoft

Personal TrAIner

No more sloppy workouts: AI can correct your form. A home exercise system uses neural nets to analyze your motions and tell you when you perform a move properly, reports The Verge.
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Microsoft

OpenAI Under Fire

An icon of idealism in AI stands accused of letting its ambition eclipse its principles. Founded in 2015 to develop artificial general intelligence for the good of humankind, OpenAI swapped its ideals for cash.
Different examples of FaceShifter working on peoples' portraits
Microsoft

Trading Faces

AI’s ability to transfer a person’s face from a source photo onto someone in a target photo doesn’t work so well when the target face is partially obscured by, say, eyeglasses, a veil, or a hand. A new technique handles such occlusions.
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Microsoft

The Right Problem for Your Solution

A new tool connects novice programmers with projects that match their experience and interests. Github’s Good First Issues tool uses deep learning to find easy-to-fix issues among the collaborative software development platform’s multitude of open source projects.
Information related to FastSpeech, a text-to-speech system
Microsoft

Text to Speech in Parallel

A new system marks a step forward in converting text to speech: It’s fast at inference, reduces word errors, and provides some control over the speed and inflection of generated speech.What’s new: Yi Ren, Yangjun Ruan, and their co-authors at Zhejiang
Illustration of 4 ghosts floating and 1 person dressed as a ghost
Microsoft

Deepfakes Wreak Havoc

Will AI fakery erode public trust in the key social institutions? Generative models will flood media outlets with convincing but false photos, videos, ads, and news stories. The ensuing crisis of authority will lead to widespread distrust in everything from the financial system to democracy itself.
Chart with number of AI startup acquisitions from 2010 to 2019
Microsoft

AI Startups in Demand

AI startups are being scooped up at an accelerating pace, many by companies outside the tech sphere. A report by CB Insights shows that, as of August, 2019 was on track to surpass last year’s record number of AI startup acquisitions.
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Microsoft

Facing Down Deepfakes

Deepfakes threaten to undermine law and order, perhaps democracy itself. A coalition of tech companies, nonprofits, and academics joined forces to counter potential adverse impacts.
Video showing how Soundscape app works
Microsoft

Second Sight

Unlike bats, humans can’t see with their ears. Now an app is giving sightless pedestrians the ability to navigate by ear. Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research Laboratory offers a free iPhone app called Soundscape.

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