“We work in an industry that does not respect tradition, only innovation.” – Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.
At Microsoft, research plays a crucial role in driving those breakthroughs. Our researchers, scientists, and engineers have influenced virtually every Microsoft product we have released in the past three decades, including Cortana, Azure Machine Learning, Office, Xbox, HoloLens and more. But most importantly, beyond hardware and software development, Microsoft is dedicated to support an open and collaborative environment in research and academic community of Hong Kong.
Amplifying human ingenuity and democratizing AI for Hong Kong
Today we hosted the MSRA symposium which housed more than 150 local academic professionals from top universities including The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, across different research disciplines. This symposium is co-organized with Microsoft Research Asia to not only celebrate the latest scientific achievements from cooperation with local academia, but also explore opportunities with great potential in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for scientific and societal advancement.
With the increasing availability of cloud computing and data analytics tools, we hope to democratize AI and provide an open platform for researchers across various sectors from healthcare, education, economics and sociology.