#Microsoft – Insider Programs at Microsoft (thanks to @shanselman!)

Hi!

3 years ago, I wrote a post where I listed some of the Insider Programs at Microsoft.

Microsoft – List of almost all #Insider Programs (the ones I know …)

This was on 2016 November, and I added in the list Windows Insider, Office Insider, Visual Studio Insider, the almost dead Skype Insider and more.

Now thanks to Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) I found an official resource with all the Insider Programs at Microsoft.

Insider Programs at Microsoft

Up to today, we can find Bing, Edge, Office, Skype (still!), Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Windows and Xbox. Super cool!

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

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#AI – Microsoft launches AI Business School

Hi !

How many times you listen sentences like these ones:

  • We will use Artificial Intelligence to analyze historical data and make some predictions to improve XYZ.
  • We can use Machine Learning to get a better understanding of the problem.
  • This is a typical scenario for AI, we can solve this using AI.
  • And more …

Myself ? tons of times. And don’t get me wrong, these sentences make a lot of sense in different scenarios, however they are becoming a mantra for some groups with zero AI knowledge.

That’s why the idea of the Microsoft AI Business School is amazing. The AI Business School presents a series of case studies and videos created to help business executives design and successfully implement an AI strategy.

This is the next step on programs like the AI School for developers, where we can find tons of amazing (and not so amazing) AI materials.

IMHO, the main and most important resource in the AI Business School, is that the materials are based on years of conversations and experiences with clients. So, this is not the typical AI book, this are real customer experiences implementing solutions which involves some level of Artificial Intelligence.

Some days ago, Microsoft released a study about the impact of AI on company culture and leadership. About 800 business executives in the U.S. and 7 European nations — including the U.K., France, Germany, and Russia — participated in the survey. And this is the next step, on bring the real state culture behind AI focused on business leaders.

The people at Venture Beat, really nails the idea behind this AI Business School

… the AI Business School advises companies to celebrate cross-sectional teamwork and make sure employees in every layer of their organization feel empowered to speak up about ways AI can be used in their own jobs. It’s something CFO Amy Hood came to learn when AI was brought into her company’s finance department.

“Her role was to build confidence, excitement, rewards, and a system for people who would feel comfortable enough to, quite frankly, volunteer their own business processes to be reinvented,” Azizirad said. …

From Microsoft launches AI Business School

And as usual, a video is the best way to introduce this:

Bonus: read between the lines!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

Resources

#MachineLearning – Free Ebook [A Developer’s Guide to Building AI Applications] from Anand Raman and Wee Hyong Tok

FreeEBook A Developer s Guide to Building AI Applications

Hi!

A few days ago I wrote a post about a free ebook download [Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning] from Christopher Bishop.

Today we had the chance to also download another amazing Artificial Intelligence eBook from Anand Raman and Wee Hyong Took: [A Developer’s Guide to Building To Applications]. This one, is much more oriented to the use and integration of Artificial intelligence during application development.

Next, an amazing copy&paste with the description of the book

Artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating the digital transformation for every industry, with examples spanning manufacturing, retail, finance, healthcare and many others. At this rate, every industry will be able to use AI to amplify human ingenuity. In this eBook, Anand Raman and Wee Hyong Tok from Microsoft provide a comprehensive roadmap for developers to build their first AI-infused application.

Using a Conference Buddy as an example, you’ll learn the key ingredients needed to develop an intelligent chatbot that helps conference participants interact with speakers. This eBook provides a gentle introduction to the tools, infrastructure and services on the Microsoft AI Platform, and teaches you how to create powerful, intelligent applications.

  • Understand how the intersection of cloud, data and AI is enabling organisations to build intelligent systems.
  • Learn the tools, infrastructure and services available as part of the Microsoft AI Platform for developing AI applications.
  • Teach the Conference Buddy application new AI skills, using pre-built AI capabilities such as vision, translation and speech.
  • Learn about the Open Neural Network Exchange.

Download https://info.microsoft.com/ww-landing-ai-developers-bot-ebook.html

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

#MachineLearning – Ebook Gratis [A Developer’s Guide to Building AI Applications] de Anand Raman y Wee Hyong Tok

FreeEBook A Developer s Guide to Building AI Applications

Buenas!

Hace unos días comente que podíamos descargar gratis el libro [Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning] de Christopher Bishop.

Hoy Anand Raman y Wee Hyong Tok tambien nos ofrecen acceso gratuito a su libro [A Developer’s Guide to Building AI Applications], que está mucho más orientado a la utilización e integración de Inteligencia Artificial durante el desarrollo de aplicaciones.

A continuación, un copy&paste descarado con la descripción del libro

Artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating the digital transformation for every industry, with examples spanning manufacturing, retail, finance, healthcare and many others. At this rate, every industry will be able to use AI to amplify human ingenuity. In this eBook, Anand Raman and Wee Hyong Tok from Microsoft provide a comprehensive roadmap for developers to build their first AI-infused application.

Using a Conference Buddy as an example, you’ll learn the key ingredients needed to develop an intelligent chatbot that helps conference participants interact with speakers. This eBook provides a gentle introduction to the tools, infrastructure and services on the Microsoft AI Platform, and teaches you how to create powerful, intelligent applications.

  • Understand how the intersection of cloud, data and AI is enabling organisations to build intelligent systems.
  • Learn the tools, infrastructure and services available as part of the Microsoft AI Platform for developing AI applications.
  • Teach the Conference Buddy application new AI skills, using pre-built AI capabilities such as vision, translation and speech.
  • Learn about the Open Neural Network Exchange.

Y por supuesto la descarga desde aquí https://info.microsoft.com/ww-landing-ai-developers-bot-ebook.html

Saludos @ Toronto

El Bruno

#Microsoft – Internet Archive give us access to MS-DOS and MS Word source code (Back to the 90’s !)

Hi!

Over the last few days, there are people who have a big smile on their face. If you are one of those who like the history of computers, now you have at your fingertips a major component of the last 30 years.

MICROSOFT RESEARCH LICENSE AGREEMENT | Microsoft DOS V1.1 and V2.0

And that’s not all. During these days, Microsoft has also released the source code of another historical piece of software from the years 90:

MICROSOFT RESEARCH LICENSE AGREEMENT | Microsoft Word for Windows version 1.1ª

The next great move I read that is commented on several online sources is that Microsoft release the source code of Windows 10 Mobile, but as shares much of Core Windows 10 for desktop I don’t think that’s happening.

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Wow, tons of  C++ Source Code

MS-DOS and MS Word licenses are not Open Source per se. They are rather, of the type “Look But don’t touch “, for non-commercial purposes or education, which makes a lot of sense in the case of initially commercial software.

This has made some noise, and it seems that there are people who have not yet reached the point of understanding that Microsoft has changed a lot in terms of its Open Source policy. Today many of their products Core They’re Open Source. From the .net Framework, to very massive products like ASP.Net MVC, EF, Visual Studio Code, to specific implementations of very interesting products like Machine Learning Net.

Bonus: I take the time to remind you that tomorrow we will talk about ML.Net in the Microsoft offices in Toronto, free pizza and drinks. And if you can not in person, in November and December also participate in some Webinars About ML.Net.

Extra bonus, a cool video with the Internet Archive explanation

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Happy Coding!

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

#Microsoft – Internet Archive ya permite acceder al source code de MS-DOS y MS Word (Back to the 90’s !)

Buenas!

Durante los últimos días, hay personas que tienen una sonrisa en su rostro. Si eres de los que les gusta la historia de los ordenadores, pues ya tienes a tu alcance uno de los componentes principales de los últimos 30 años.

MICROSOFT RESEARCH LICENSE AGREEMENT | Microsoft DOS V1.1 and V2.0

Y esto no es todo. Durante estos días, Microsoft también ha liberado el código fuente de otra pieza histórica de software de los años 90:

MICROSOFT RESEARCH LICENSE AGREEMENT | Microsoft Word for Windows version 1.1ª

El siguiente gran movimiento que leo que se comenta en varias fuentes online es que Microsoft libere el source code de Windows 10 Mobile, aunque como comparte mucho del core de Windows 10 para desktop esto no creo que suceda.

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Siempre es un placer ver tanto C++ source Code

Las licencias de MS-DOS y de MS Word no son Open Source per se. Son mas bien, del tipo “mira pero no toques”, con propósitos no comerciales o de educación, cosa que tiene mucho sentido tratándose de software inicialmente comerciales.

Esto ha hecho un poco de ruido, y parece que hay personas que todavía no han llegado al punto de comprender que Microsoft ha cambiado mucho en lo que se refiere a su política sobre el Open Source. Hoy muchos de sus productos core son Open Source. Desde .Net Framework, hasta productos muy masivos como ASP.Net MVC, EF, Visual Studio Code, hasta implementaciones específicas de productos muy interesantes como Machine Learning .Net.

Bonus: Aprovecho el momento para recordarte que mañana hablaremos de ML.Net en las oficinas de Microsoft en Toronto, pizza gratis y bebidas. Y si no puedes en modo presencial, en noviembre y diciembre también participare en algunos webinars sobre ML.Net.

Y de regalo in video explicando que es el Internet Archive

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Happy Coding!

Saludos @ Burlington

El Bruno

#AI – Microsoft AI Lab: Samples, AI Challenge and more

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Hi!

In some other posts I’ve already talked about AI School and AI demos, today is time for AI Labs.

In this Microsoft resource we can find several examples of Artificial intelligence projects. Each of these projects is associated with a repository on GitHub with the source code of these. For example, there is an intelligent navigation module for a drone that is compiled into Unreal, a Python intelligent image Generator and the JFK case document analysis where Azure services are used Cognitive Services.

Note: Personally I have pending the drone and Unreal, I have to find time to learn something from Unreal.

In addition to these projects, there is the possibility of proposing a new topic. And here the thing gets interesting because this is done in contest mode.

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Within + 50 Days Is Evaluated The proposals and in addition to a little free publicity of the project, you can win a Surface Book 2 or a DJI drone.

Greetings @ Burlington

El Bruno

Resources

#AI – Microsoft AI Lab: ejemplos, competición y mas

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Buenas!

En algunos otros posts ya he hablado de AI School y AI Demos, hoy es el turno de AI Labs.

En este recurso de Microsoft podemos encontrar varios ejemplos de proyectos de Inteligencia Artificial. Cada uno de estos proyectos tiene asociado un repositorio en GitHub con el código fuente de estos. Por ejemplo, hay un módulo de navegación inteligente para un drone que se compila en UnReal, un generador de imágenes inteligentes con Python y el análisis de documentos del caso JFK donde se utilizan servicios de Azure Cognitive Services.

Nota: En lo personal tengo pendiente el drone y UnReal, tengo que encontrar tiempo para aprender algo de Unreal.

Además de estos proyectos, existe la posibilidad de proponer un nuevo tema. Y aquí la cosa se pone interesante porque esto se hace en modo concurso.

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Dentro de +50 dias se evaluaran las propuestas y además de un poco de publicidad gratuita del proyecto, te puedes ganar una Surface Book 2 o un DJI drone.

 

Saludos @ Burlington

El Bruno

Resources

#eBook – Free eBook: A Developer’s Guide to Building AI Applications

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Hi!

Interesting news from Microsoft and O’Reilly: now we can download this new ebook for free [A Developer’s Guide to Building AI Applications]. The book is developer-oriented and I have it ready on my Kindle to finish it full tomorrow on the plane. It has only 52 pages and are quite enjoyable to read. I was [meditating in my thinking room], and I read half of the book.

The first chapters deal with the relationship between AI and Cloud; and then it shows the current status of Microsoft’s Artificial intelligence platform. This will surely make the book age quickly, as changes in this ecosystem are constant.

The first example of code is quite predictable: ChatBot. Although this example is quite interesting because it uses enough elements of the ecosystem of MS. Azure FunctionsLuis Qna Maker, Bot Framework and more. The example code of the Chatbot It’s on GitHub. Thing that’s not a surprise at all this Week:D

When I finish reading the book, I will complete the post if there is something remarkable to add.

Meanwhile If you don’t know the MS AI platform, this book It’s a quick and interesting reading to start on this topic.

Happy coding!

Greetings @ Calgary

El Bruno