Microsoft Skype Labs Celebrates Five Years Of Innovation

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Microsoft Skype Labs, in-house innovation hub at Skype is celebrating its five year anniversary. Skype Labs team is responsible for lots of innovation that has improved experience of more than 300 million monthly users, who use more than two billion minutes of Skype audio and video calls per day. To celebrate the anniversary, Skype team will showcase some of these innovations.

As with any big birthday, Skype Labs’ anniversary was a special moment to look back at who we are, what we have been up to, and to reminisce on how we have realized our goals to invent, design, implement, and build compelling solutions and experiences for our users.

We are a multicultural and geographically diverse applied research team. In Skype Labs, we have used our expertise in audio, video, computer vision, networking, machine learning, data mining, statistics, and quality of experience to create and deliver some of the fundamental and innovative core technologies that have contributed to Skype’s success. As a director of research and head of the Skype Labs team, I have had the privilege to lead many of our efforts, apply my prior experience in industry, research and academia, and witness the great changes that our work brings to Skype.

Over the next weeks, we will showcase some of these exciting innovations, which focus on *you* (our users), combine domain knowledge and machine learning, and leverage close collaborations with our product teams. And because anniversaries are also times to look into the future, we will also give you a hint of the directions in which we continue to invest, including higher interactivity and building a sense of immersiveness. Stay tuned!

Source: Skype blog

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