Microsoft brings Kinect back from the dead… for Azure

08 May, 2018, 01:03 | Author: Becky Perry
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Microsoft will also give technical advice and investments to organizations that have already developed such technology to help them roll it out to as many people as possible.

Windows Machine Learning, a new platform that enables developers to easily develop machine learning models in the intelligent cloud and then deploy them offline and in high performance to the PC platform. With Timeline on Microsoft Launcher, it plans to enable cross device app launching experience.

Microsoft, an American tech giant is all set to kick start its largest event of the year - Build 2018 developer conference today hosting over 6000 developers. The system is powered by Microsoft's next-gen depth camera and its "industry-defining" Time of Flight sensor in a small, power-efficient form factor.

Beyond mobile, Microsoft is embracing blockchain with the Microsoft Azure Blockchain Workbench, which streamlines the process for building blockchain applications.

Microsoft has also joined hands with Qualcomm for a vision AI platform on Azure IoT edge. Microsoft Azure also now has a unified Speech service which offers improved speech recognition and text-to-speech.

Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing service has always been tangentially related to the company's burgeoning AI ambitions, but that all changes today.

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A preview of Project Brainwave, an architecture for deep neural net processing, is now available on Azure and on the edge.

Microsoft's Visual Studio comes with "Live Share" capability allowing developers to edit in real time with tools like Visual Studio 2017 and VS Code.

Previous year at Build Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, new mixed reality headsets and controllers, and "Project Emma", a wearable for Parkinson's disease sufferers.

Microsoft has announced new and updated Teams APIs that provide access to the company's Graph which will allow developers to create localized and intelligent experiences based on the usages of the application.

Microsoft is aiming to open up new opportunities for developers in the Microsoft 365 platform, with a handful of announcements at Build 2018.

But an even more dramatic development will be the ability to actually see content that lives in your phone right on a desktop window on the PC.

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