Last year, Microsoft announced the formation of Microsoft AI and Research, a new group within Microsoft that brings together approximately 7,500 computer scientists, researchers and engineers from the Microsoft’s research labs and product groups such as Bing, Cortana and Azure Machine Learning. At an AI event in London, Microsoft today revealed about a new team called Microsoft Research AI.
Microsoft Research AI is a research and incubation hub within Microsoft’s Research that will focus on solving some of AI’s most difficult challenges. This team of about 100 scientists and engineers will work closely with Microsoft’s research labs and product groups.
The new research and development initiative combines advances in machine learning with innovations in language and dialog, human computer interaction, and computer vision to solve some of the toughest challenges in AI.
This team will accelerate the integration of the latest AI advances from research groups into products and services that benefit end users. Microsoft Research AI also brings together several AI research endeavors such as machine learning, perception and natural language processing into single effort. This integrated approach will allow Microsoft to develop sophisticated understandings and tools that can help people do complex, multifaceted tasks.
You can find the people who are part of this new team here.