For over 20 years, Microsoft Research’s labs around the world have focused on research across a broad spectrum of topics in computer science. From the start, the organization has invested heavily in pioneering breakthroughs in machine intelligence, including efforts in machine learning and big data. In this interview, Distinguished Scientist Eric Horvitz talks about advances he sees on the horizon, the influence they will have on your daily life, and how insights from big data and developing more intelligent software and services will change the world.
The 12 winners in Microsoft Live Labs “Accelerating Search in Academic Research” are part of a quest to identify bold and innovative approaches to information retrieval, data mining, machine learning and human/computer interactions.
Microsoft technologies — from Visual Studio .NET development tools to SQL Server — and the know-how of Microsoft researchers play an increasingly vital role in scientific efforts to build a virtual, worldwide telescope.