Expanding and democratizing artificial intelligence, transforming businesses at Ignite

Harry Shum, executive vice president, Microsoft AI and Research Group This week delivered plenty of powerful news from Microsoft, from game-changing announcements about artificial intelligence to new avenues for business transformation demonstrated at Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta. Here’s the highlights. Microsoft announced on Thursday that it’s forming a new group to expand its artificial intelligence efforts by bringing together the company’s world-class research organization with more than 5,000 computer scientists and engineers. Harry Shum, a computer vision luminary and 20-year Microsoft veteran, will lead the new AI and Research Group. The group will accelerate delivery of new AI capabilities and further Microsoft’s goal of democratizing AI for every person and organization. The week also saw a parade of exciting new products, services and partnerships on stage at the Microsoft…


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