News and reports...
- Tech firms move to put ethical guard rails around AI, Tom Simonite, Wired, May '18.
- Intelligence artificielle: Microsoft ne veut pas fournir d’outils qui pourraient violer les droits de l’homme, Morgane Tual, Le Monde, July '18.
- Training Algorithms to Prevent Death Spirals in Hospitals: Tech companies and universities are building early warning systems for patient fatalities, Dina Bass, Bloomberg, June '18.
- A New Way for Machines to See, Taking Shape in Toronto, Cade Metz, NY Times, Nov. '17.
- On Cortana Commitments effort, Matt Weinberger, Business Insider, Feb '17.
- Microsoft’s new head of research has spent his career building powerful AI—and making sure it’s safe, Dave Gershgorn, Quartz, May '17
- Why Apple Joined Rivals Amazon, Google, Microsoft In AI Partnership, Aaron Tilley, Forbes, Jan. '17
- Intelligent Machines Tech Giants Grapple with the Ethical Concerns Raised by the AI Boom: As machines take over more decisions from humans, new questions about fairness, ethics, and morality arise, Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review, March '17.
- Scientists use Microsoft Bands and Bing to link lack of sleep to cognitive impairment, Alan Boyle, GeekWire, Jan. '17.
- A massive AI partnership is tapping civil rights and economic experts to keep AI safe, Dave Gershgorn, Quartz, Jan. '17
- The Government Isn’t Doing Enough to Solve Big Problems with AI, Mike Orcutt, MIT Technology Review, Dec. '16.
- AI Scientists Gather to Plot Doomsday Scenarios (and Solutions), Dina Bass, Bloomberg News, March '17.
- A 100-year study of artificial intelligence? Microsoft Research’s Eric Horvitz explains, Jia You, Science, Jan '15.
- Is it cancer? Diagnosing yourself online is about to get easier, Kevin McCarthy, The Guardian, July '16.
- Microsoft Finds Cancer Clues in Search Queries, John Markoff, NY Times, June '16.
- Second-opinion software: Microsoft’s Eric Horvitz on how AI can save patients’ lives, Alan Boyle, GeekWire, June '16.
- Artificial intelligence takes to the skies, Phys.Org, June '14.
- Can robots have social intelligence?, Phys.Org, June '14.
- Software Predicts Tomorrow’s News by Analyzing Today’s and Yesterday’s, Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review, Feb. '13.
- Unreported Side Effects of Drugs Are Found Using Internet Search Data, Study Finds, John Markoff, NY Times, March '13.
- Some high-level coverage of efforts on predictive models for readmissions in healthcare, Fast Company, July-August '12.
- Distracted Driving: An Answer Perhaps?, Steve Lohr, New York Times, May '11.
- Google and Microsoft Talk Artificial Intelligence, Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review, Nov. '11.
- NPR story on long-term futures for machine intelligence, All Things Considered, January '11.
- Ability to 'see' advances artificial intelligence, James Temple, San Francisco Chronicle, October '10 (team photo).
- Computers Learn to Listen, and Some Talk Back, Steve Lohr and John Markoff, New York Times, June '10.
- To Win Over Users, Gadgets Have to Be Touchable, Claire Cain Miller, New York Times, September '10.
- How Microsoft Research foresaw Google's 'Priority Inbox' feature, Todd Bishop, TechFlash, September '10.
- Scientists, lawyers mull effects of home robots, Brooke Donald, Associated Press, December '09.
- A glut of Google can give you a virtual fever, Carolyn Butler, Washington Post, November '09.
- Deep Data Dives Discover Natural Laws, Gary Anthes, Communications of the ACM 52:11, November '09.
- Futurists' report reviews dangers of smart robots, Mike Cronin, Tribune Review, November '09.
- Surprise Modeling, Mitchell Waldrop, Technology Review, Ten Emerging Technologies, March 2008.
- Microsoft Introduces Tool for Avoiding Traffic Jams , John Markoff,
New York Times, April '08 (article on Clearflow project, basis of traffic-sensitive routing for 72 North American cities at http://maps.live.com).
- Six Degrees of Messaging, Katharine Sanderson, Nature, March '08. Results also discussed in articles in Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, with video discussions on CNBC and ABC.
- Microsoft Examines Causes of ‘Cyberchondria’, John Markoff,
New York Times, Nov '08.
- Microsoft aims to turn PCs into personal assistants, teachers, Byron Acohido,
USA Today, March '09.
- NPR Radio Discussion on E-Health,
The Diane Rehm Show, December '08.
- NPR Radio Discussion on Machine Intelligence and Personal Assistance,
NPR Weekend Edition, March '09.
- Minds, Machines, and Intelligence: A Conversation, Behind the Code series, Research Channel and MSDN Channel 9, February 2009.
- IBM, Intel, And Microsoft Tout Technology Future , Thomas Claburn, Information Week, April '07. Links to streaming video of the Gartner panel on innovation: initial portion (CNET) and whole session (Gartner).
- A.I. Reboots, Michael Hiltzik, MIT Technology Review, March '02.
- Some Vista, Office Innovations Spring from MS Research , Peter Galli, eWeek, January '07.
- Microsoft Sees Software Agent as Way to Avoid Distractions, John Markoff,
New York Times, July '00 (article on Notification Platform and overall Attentional User Interface (AUI) project).
- Microsoft demos robotic receptionist, Ina Fried, CNET, July 2008.
- All the News that's Fit for Searching, Kristi Heim, San Jose Mercury News, March 2004 (on research on personalized news) (...on Web)
- Microsoft Predicts The Future With Vista's SuperFetch, Gregg Keizer,
Information Week, January '07.
- Intelligent software aims to give users peace of mind, Todd Bishop, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March '05.
- Got a minute?, Alison Motluk, New Scientist, June '06.
- Charlie Rose Show: A Conversation about Artificial Intelligence, PBS Network, December 21, 2004. (Youtube version).
- Considerate Computing, Wayt Gibbs,
Scientific American, January '05 (article reviewing Notification Platform and Bestcom projects).
- Electronic map keeps drivers away from jams, Celeste Biever,
New Scientist, October '06.
- Microsoft software aims to predict traffic, Ellen Liang, King5.com, May '06.
- AI's Next Brain Wave: New research in artificial intelligence could lay the groundwork for computer systems that learn from their users and the world around them., Aaron Ricadela, Information Week, April 2005.
- PC, leave me alone – I’m busy, Danny Bradbury, Financial Times, April 2006.
- Viaje al futuro: Microsoft - El cerebro que nos cambió la vida
, David Dudster, El Magazine, March 2007.
- Getting out from under: Beset by interruptions, information overload, and irksome technology, knowledge workers need help. A survival guide., Ellen McGirt, Fortune Magazine, March 2006.
- Emerging Technology: How to cut through the info blitz and actually get some work done,
Discover Magazine, November 2005.
- Bill Gates Talks Seamless Computing,
Information Week, December 2003.
- Awarding the Brains Behind AI,
InformationWeek, October 2004.
- TechFest brings Microsoft's researchers and projects together, Todd Bishop, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March '05.
- 18th-century theory is new force in computing, Michael Kanellos,
CNET News, Febrary '03.
- Microsoft Shows Digital Message Filtering, Stephen Buel, Techweb News, March 2001.
- Search for Tomorrow, Joel Achenbach, Washington Post, February '04.
- Spam Killers, William Baldwin, Forbes Magazine, September 1998 (on research and
development on detecting, filtering out junk email at Microsoft Research)
- Microsoft is Calling You, Phil Harvey, Red Herring, June '00 (article on Priorities and Notification Platform projects).
- 10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change Your World, Technology Review, February 2004.
- Anticiparallelism (aka Continual Computation). Gary Anthes, Computerworld, January 2002.
- From the Ether. Bob Metcalfe writes on some of his long-term and more recent passions, including continual computation.
- Science Friday, discussion on artificial intelligence, Host: Ira Flatow, National Public Radio, June 2001
- AI by another name, Economist, March 2002.
- Technically Speaking
. William Van Winkle, CPU, March 2004.
- Power to the PC: Microsoft and others are betting that users want products that combine the speed of local computing with new Web services, Aaron Ricadela, Information Week, January 2001.
- Microsoft Invests in Mathematicians, Allyn Jackson, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, June-July
- Artificial intelligence isn't just a movie, Kevin Maney, USA Today, June 2001.
- Mobile Manager has an almost telepathic ability to distinguish junk mail from genuinely important messages, Economist, March 2001.
- Designing Your Next Office, Brad Stone, Newsweek Magazine, April 2003 (on extended presence, communications, Bestcom project
- The Ghost in the Machine: The Reverend Thomas Bayes lived in the 18th century, but his statistical theory is shaping data-management software in the 21st, Jane Black, Business Week, July 2001
- High Anxiety, Computer Business Review, January 2000.
- Sensitive Phones, MIT Technology Review, March 2002.
- Adding Art to the Rigor of Statistical Science, David Leonhardt, New York Times, April 2001
Some other coverage...
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