Posts Tagged: Microsoft

Microsoft Pix uses AI to help your iPhone take the best pictures

July 27, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Interaction, Participation, Technology

Microsoft Pix is looking to become your new go-to camera app on iPhone. The new iOS offering from Microsoft’s mobile team employs some artificial intelligence smarts to help make sure you take the best pictures, by eliminating human error through batch captures and by enhancing image color, exposure and other variables that can make the difference between drab and… Read more »

Microsoft’s Project Malmo is teaching AI to build stuff in Minecraft

July 12, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Interaction, Technology

There’s plenty of precedent for the use of Minecraft in an educational setting. Hell, Microsoft issued an Education Edition of the popular PC game earlier this year targeted at use in a classroom setting. Turns out the game could also prove a useful tool for helping artificial intelligence be more, well, intelligent. Back in March, Microsoft Research… Read more »

Integrate Skype into your business’s web and mobile apps with new tools from Microsoft

April 1, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Following yesterday’s news about bringing bots to the Skype platform, Microsoft today unveiled two more SDKs (software development kits) for its Skype platform that will allow businesses and application developers a way to integrate Skype’s capabilities into their own applications. On stage at its annual Build conference, the company took the wraps off two new toolkits for developers:… Read more »

Microsoft’s New App “Fetch!” Can ID Your Dog

February 16, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Equipment, Photography, Reviews, Technology, Telephone

Microsoft’s new iPhone app analyzes photos of dogs to identify their breed. Or,  when it cannot find an exact match, it will show a percentage of the closest match.  As the  machine learning technique called deep neural networks is at work, the app’s image recognition capabilities emphasize the overall learning potential of machines.    … Read more »

Tweetwall Now Available For iPad

May 15, 2013   |   filed under Apps, Interaction, iPad, Participation, Social Media

Using a “tweet wall” is a great way for producers to expand their audience by inviting people into venues through social media. Tweets are displayed on a large screen from people talking about the current event, asking questions and leaving funny/snarky comments. Participation ensues when talent interacts with the wall, creating a real-time conversation with… Read more »

Talenthouse Connects Creatives

May 10, 2013   |   filed under Art, Community, Competition, Participation, Video

Talenthouse offers creative collaboration between people from around the world. The service connects artists to other artists in an attempt to further the creative process, as well as connecting aspiring talent to established artists and brand advertisers to help get their work out into the world. It’s a great way for smaller creative talent to… Read more »

Bing Pulse Tracks Social Data For State Of The Union

February 14, 2013   |   filed under Conversation, Participation, Politics, Second Screen, Social Media

In an infographic released yesterday, Microsoft revealed data covering real-time reactions to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 12. The statistics were acquired through’s political portal, ‘Bing Pulse.’ Bing partnered with FOX News on the project in what they described as a “non-partisan online destination designed to meet a… Read more »