Microsoft Showcases the Power of Analytics and Machine Learning to Transform Businesses and Drive Inclusive Growth

by August 10, 2016 0 comments
Microsoft India inaugurated the first edition of Machine Learning & Data Sciences(ML&DS) Conference in India. This two-day conference is aimed at exploring the tremendous possibilities with Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Open Source technologies to enable a rich set of platforms, intelligent apps, services and experiences to accelerate economic growth, empower people and drive real impact.

Demonstrating the wide-ranging possibilities of data analytics, Microsoft also unveiled an Azure Machine Learning based approach for calculating target scores in weather-interrupted T20 cricket matches. It uses machine learning, applies advanced analytics to past data and existing mathematical formulation to derive the outcome. The approach is now available as a Jupiter notebook in Microsoft’s Cortana Intelligence Gallery for software developers to build on and improve using existing data across multiple areas such as playing conditions, weather and cricket grounds.

Machine Learning is one of Microsoft’s key focus areas and one in which the company is making significant inroads, both in terms of research and development breakthroughs as well as translating the outcome of its work into real customer impact. To boost the state’s education ecosystem, Microsoft is working with the Government of Andhra Pradesh on a machine learning based model to analyze and predict dropouts and take preventive action.

The first day of the conference will feature an overnight hackathon for students and early-stage developers to build cool, intelligent applications that take advantage of Microsoft Cognitive Services. Top participants will get a unique opportunity to pitch their ideas to top Indian VCs, faculty and Microsoft executives. In addition to the hackathon, the event will also feature demo booths showcasing the exciting capabilities of Microsoft Machine Learning platform and Application program interface (APIs) powered solutions in the field of healthcare, education, agriculture, and how start-ups and businesses are using it to drive transformation and create opportunities. Over the course of the two days, the conference will feature over 30 technical sessions, tutorials, demos and more that will showcase Microsoft’s innovation in this field.

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