Abstracts: February 29, 2024
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by Researchers across the Microsoft research community
1d ago
Members of the research community at Microsoft work continuously to advance their respective fields. Abstracts brings its audience to the cutting edge with them through short, compelling conversations about new and noteworthy achievements.  In this episode, Senior Behavioral Science Researcher Lev Tankelevitch joins host Gretchen Huizinga to discuss “The Metacognitive Demands and Opportunities of Generative AI.” In their paper, Tankelevitch and his coauthors propose using the scientific study of how people monitor, understand, and adapt their thinking to address common challenges of incor ..read more
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What’s Your Story: Nicole Forsgren
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2w ago
In the Microsoft Research Podcast series What’s Your Story, Johannes Gehrke explores the who behind the technical and scientific advancements helping to reshape the world. A systems expert whose 10 years with Microsoft spans research and product, Gehrke talks to members of the company’s research community about what motivates their work and how they got where they are today. Partner Research Manager and leading developer experience expert Nicole Forsgren oversees Microsoft Research efforts to enhance software engineering effectiveness through the study of developer productivity, community, and ..read more
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What’s Your Story: Ivan Tashev
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by Researchers across the Microsoft research community
1M ago
In the Microsoft Research Podcast series What’s Your Story, Johannes Gehrke explores the who behind the technical and scientific advancements helping to reshape the world. A systems expert whose 10 years with Microsoft spans research and product, Gehrke talks to members of the company’s research community about what motivates their work and how they got where they are today. Partner Software Architect Ivan Tashev’s expertise in audio signal processing has contributed to the design and study of audio components for Microsoft products such as Kinect, Teams, and HoloLens. In this episode, Tashev ..read more
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Abstracts: January 25, 2024
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by Researchers across the Microsoft research community
1M ago
Members of the research community at Microsoft work continuously to advance their respective fields. Abstracts brings its audience to the cutting edge with them through short, compelling conversations about new and noteworthy achievements. In this episode, Senior Researchers Jordan Ash and Dipendra Misra join host Gretchen Huizinga to discuss “The Truth is in There: Improving Reasoning in Language Models with Layer-Selective Rank Reduction,” which was accepted to the 2024 International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR). Layer-Selective Rank reduction, or LASER, is an intervention f ..read more
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AI Frontiers: A deep dive into deep learning with Ashley Llorens and Chris Bishop
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by Researchers across the Microsoft research community
2M ago
Powerful large-scale AI models like GPT-4 are showing dramatic improvements in reasoning, problem-solving, and language capabilities. This marks a phase change for artificial intelligence—and a signal of accelerating progress to come. In this Microsoft Research Podcast series, AI scientist and engineer Ashley Llorens hosts conversations with his collaborators and colleagues about what these models—and the models that will come next—mean for our approach to creating, understanding, and deploying AI, its applications in areas such as healthcare and education, and its potential to benefit humanit ..read more
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Abstracts: December 12, 2023
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by Researchers across the Microsoft research community
2M ago
Members of the research community at Microsoft work continuously to advance their respective fields. Abstracts brings its audience to the cutting edge with them through short, compelling conversations about new and noteworthy achievements.  In this episode, Senior Principal Research Manager Tao Qin and Senior Researcher Lijun Wu discuss “FABind: Fast and Accurate Protein-Ligand Binding.” The paper, accepted at the 2023 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), introduces a new method for predicting the binding structures of proteins and ligands during drug development ..read more
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Abstracts: December 11, 2023
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by Researchers across the Microsoft research community
2M ago
Members of the research community at Microsoft work continuously to advance their respective fields. Abstracts brings its audience to the cutting edge with them through short, compelling conversations about new and noteworthy achievements. In this episode, Principal Researcher Alessandro Sordoni joins host Gretchen Huizinga to discuss “Joint Prompt Optimization of Stacked LLMs using Variational Inference.” In the paper, which was accepted at the 2023 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), Sordoni and his coauthors introduce Deep Language Networks, or DLNs, an architectu ..read more
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Abstracts: December 6, 2023
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by Researchers across the Microsoft research community
3M ago
Members of the research community at Microsoft work continuously to advance their respective fields. Abstracts brings its audience to the cutting edge with them through short, compelling conversations about new and noteworthy achievements. In this episode, Xing Xie, a Senior Principal Research Manager of Microsoft Research Asia, joins host Dr. Gretchen Huizinga to discuss “Evaluating General-Purpose AI with Psychometrics.” As AI capabilities move from task specific to more general purpose, the paper explores psychometrics, a subfield of psychology, as an alternative to traditional methods for ..read more
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Collaborators: Teachable AI with Cecily Morrison and Karolina Pakėnaitė
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by Researchers across the Microsoft research community
3M ago
Transforming research ideas into meaningful impact is no small feat. It often requires the knowledge and experience of individuals from across disciplines and institutions. Collaborators, a Microsoft Research Podcast series, explores the relationships—both expected and unexpected—behind the projects, products, and services being pursued and delivered by researchers at Microsoft and the diverse range of people they’re teaming up with. In this episode, Dr. Gretchen Huizinga speaks with Cecily Morrison, MBE, a Senior Principal Research Manager at Microsoft Research, and Karolina Pakėnaitė, who al ..read more
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Abstracts: November 20, 2023
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by Researchers across the Microsoft research community
3M ago
Members of the research community at Microsoft work continuously to advance their respective fields. Abstracts brings its audience to the cutting edge with them through short, compelling conversations about new and noteworthy achievements. In this episode, Shrey Jain, a Technical Project Manager at Microsoft Research, and Dr. Zoë Hitzig, a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, discuss their work on contextual confidence, which presents a framework to understand and more meaningfully address the increasingly sophisticated challenges generative AI poses to communication. Read the pape ..read more
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