Topic: microsoft research

MIT Labs year in review, Kotlin 1.0.6, and Ford debuts new self-driving vehicle—SD Times news digest: December 28, 2016

MIT Labs has had a transformative year. It’s community has developed more than 450 projects spanning different areas of scientific research. According to Joi Ita, director of MIT Media Labs, the top projects of 2016 includes: Data USA: A free and open-source data visualization tool project for public data in the United States. Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles: … continue reading

Microsoft’s pull request to Node.js with ChakraCore, Microsoft Philanthropies, and OpenStack adoption—SD Times digest: Jan. 20, 2016

Microsoft has submitted a pull request to the Node.js mainline in order to enable it to work with Microsoft’s recently open-sourced ChakraCore. According to Microsoft, the open-sourcing of ChakraCore helps the technology better align with Node.js release schedules. The pull request would allow Node.js to use the ChakraCore JavaScript engine, and to enable Node.js developers … continue reading

Microsoft Research explores ‘Machine Teaching’

Microsoft announced it has formed the Machine Teaching Group, a research project to advance “Machine Teaching.” Machine Teaching is described by Microsoft as the next evolution of machine learning (ML), wherein developers or even users without a data analysis or computer science backgrounds can teach a computer to perform tasks. The Machine Teaching Group is … continue reading

Microsoft updates Windows App Studio and TouchDevelop language

Microsoft has announced a major update to the beta release of Windows App Studio, its Web-based developer tool for creating mobile apps. The most significant changes and additions to Windows App Studio, detailed in a blog post by Emilio Salvador Prieto of the Windows Phone Developer Experience team, are integration with Microsoft’s TouchDevelop programming language, … continue reading

Microsoft releases Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio, open-sources Project Orleans

Microsoft’s developer and open-source arms are busy this holiday season, with the company releasing Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio and open-sourcing Project Orleans, the cloud-computing framework behind much of Azure as well as the popular first-person shooter game Halo 4. The release-to-manufacturing version of Bing Developer Assistant, available as an extension for both Visual … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 19, 2014—Wolfram’s Tweet-a-Program, Android’s default encryption and virtual reality SDKs

Wolfram launches Tweet-a-Program Stephen Wolfram has announced a new Wolfram Language program, Tweet-a-Program, which allows users to compose a tweet-length Wolfram Language program. Once it’s composed and tweeted to @WolframTaP, the company’s Twitter bot will run the problem in the recently announced Wolfram Cloud and tweet back the result. “In the Wolfram Language, a little … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Microsoft Research encouraging weak passwords

Microsoft Research is going against everything Internet users have been told and lectured about over the past couple of years by encouraging the use and reuse of simple passwords. “Our findings directly challenge accepted wisdom and conventional advice,” wrote Dinei Florencio and Cormac Herley of Microsoft Research, and Paul C. van Oorschot of Carleton University … continue reading

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