At the useR! conference last month, I was pleased to be able to give a couple of talks about the ways that Microsoft is using and integrating R. In my first talk, Hear, See, Move, I shared how data scientists at Microsoft are working to help the disabled:
During the talk I gave some pointers to some of the underlying technology used to build these applications: CNTK, the open-source deep learning framework; Microsoft Cognitive Services, and the suite of machine intelligence APIs including the Computer Vision API; and Azure ML Studio (including its integration with R).
My second talk, R at Microsoft, went more in-depth on the technology side, with a brief overview of the many ways that Microsoft is supporting R and the R Community, and integrating R into data-related products. (The slides from the talk are available for download here.)
If you'd like to check out some of the other talks from the conference, you can browse recordings from useR! 2016 here.