Research Focus: Week of February 19, 2024

Welcome to Research Focus, a series of blog posts that highlights notable publications, events, code/datasets, new hires and other milestones from across the research community at Microsoft. NEW RESEARCH Vertically Autoscaling Monolithic Applications with CaaSPER: Scalable Container-as-a-Service Performance Enhanced Resizing Algorithm for the Cloud Kubernetes is a prominent open-source platform for managing cloud applications, including stateful databases, which keep track of changes and transactions involving the underlying data. These monolithic applications often must rely on vertical  

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GraphRAG: Unlocking LLM discovery on narrative private data

Perhaps the greatest challenge – and opportunity – of LLMs is extending their powerful capabilities to solve problems beyond the data on which they have been trained, and to achieve comparable results with data the LLM has never seen.  This opens new possibilities in data investigation, such as identifying themes and semantic concepts with context and grounding on datasets.  In this post, we introduce GraphRAG, created by Microsoft Research, as a significant advance in enhancing the capability of LLMs. Retrieval-Augmented […]

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Research Focus: Week of February 5, 2024

Welcome to Research Focus, a series of blog posts that highlights notable publications, events, code/datasets, new hires and other milestones from across the research community at Microsoft. EVENT RECAP Microsoft Research Forum series kicks off with focus on the promise and challenges of AI With a look back at the incredible changes of 2023 and a look ahead at the tangible advances to come, the inaugural Microsoft Research Forum explored bold new ideas and  

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What’s Your Story: Ivan Tashev

IVAN TASHEV: So I’m born in a city called Yambol in Bulgaria, my origin country. The city [was] created 2,000 years B.C. and now sits on the two shores of the river called Tundzha. It always has been an important transportation and agricultural center in the entire region, and I grew up there in a family of two lecturers. My parents were teaching history. And they loved to travel. So everywhere I go, I had two excellent tourist guides with […]

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Microsoft Research Forum: New series explores bold ideas in technology research in the era of AI

Microsoft Research Forum (opens in new tab) is a new series of conversations that explore recent advances, bold new ideas, and important discussions within the global research community. Leading Microsoft researchers will share insights into their work, followed by live online discussions with audience participants. This post provides an overview of the inaugural Microsoft Research Forum conversation, with a summary of each presentation. Full details, including the copilot experience (opens in new tab) and replays of each session (opens in […]

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Announcing recipients of the AFMR Minority Serving Institutions grant

Today, as part of the Accelerate Foundation Models Research (AFMR) initiative, Microsoft is delighted to announce the 10 inaugural grant recipients through the AFMR Minority Serving Institutions grant program. This pilot focuses on supporting historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), providing them with access to the state-of-the-art tools necessary to conduct meaningful and impactful research on AI. In addition to a grant award, recipients are  

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Abstracts: January 25, 2024

JORDAN ASH: Thanks for having us. DIPENDRA MISRA: Yeah, thanks for having us, Gretchen. HUIZINGA: Dipendra, let’s start with a general overview of this paper. In a few sentences, describe the issue or problem your work addresses and, perhaps more importantly, why we should care about it. MISRA: Thanks, Gretchen. So as we know, large language models, also known as LLMs, have revolutionized both business and research in artificial intelligence. They are everywhere, being used to solve a wide range […]

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Research Focus: Week of January 22, 2024

Welcome to Research Focus, a series of blog posts that highlights notable publications, events, code/datasets, new hires and other milestones from across the research community at Microsoft. EVENT SERIES Register for Microsoft Research Forum Join Microsoft Research Forum (opens in new tab) for a continuous exchange of ideas about science and technology research in the era of general AI. This series, which begins on January 30, will  

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Let’s Understand How does a chatbot work ?

Introduction A technology that makes the interaction between humans and machines in natural language possible, is an Artificial Intelligence Chatbot! They act like a typical search engine but with more enhanced features. Applications of Artificial Intelligence Chatbots are spread over various domains including eCommerce, healthcare, education, travel, automation, finance, hospitality, insurance, and so on. The chatbots are domain-specific and do what they are intended for.  The applications in their domain include: answering customer queries, booking services like flights, movie tickets, […]

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