Get a behind-the-scenes look at futuristic technology demos showing how big data, machine learning and natural user interfaces are helping to bring about a new world of “intelligent technology.”
REDMOND, Wash. – March 4, 2013 – Microsoft’s strategic and technical vision for the future was discussed this week at TechForum, an annual event hosted by Craig Mundie, senior advisor to the CEO, and Eric Rudder, Microsoft’s chief technical strategy officer.
Mundie and Rudder were joined by Interactive Entertainment Business President Don Mattrick, Online Services Division President Qi Lu, Skype Division President Tony Bates, Microsoft Office Division President Kurt DelBene, Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid and others in discussing and demonstrating how the company is approaching this evolution in computing.
See highlights from TechForum in this slideshow.
Diverse Workstations Scenario. Craig Mundie, senior advisor to the CEO, shows attendees diverse workstations in a Microsoft Envisioning Center scenario demo at TechForum 2013. Image credit: Microsoft (Click image to enlarge)
Interactive Whiteboard System SketchInsight. Bongshin Lee of Microsoft Research demonstrates SketchInsight, an interactive whiteboard system for storytelling with data through real-time sketching. Image credit: Microsoft (Click image to enlarge)
SketchInsight Provides Interactive Information Visualization. Microsoft Research project SketchInsight uses and extends the narrative attributes of whiteboard animation with interactive information visualization techniques to create a new, engaging form of storytelling with data. Image credit: Microsoft (Click image to enlarge)
Rudder & Mundie in Kitchen of Microsoft Envisioning Center. Eric Rudder, chief technical strategy officer (left), and Craig Mundie, senior advisor to the CEO, talk in the kitchen of the new Microsoft Envisioning Center at TechForum 2013. Image credit: Microsoft (Click image to enlarge)
Microsoft Office Enables Multi-Party Conference Meetings. Julia White of the Office Division at Microsoft shows how new features of Microsoft Office enable collaborative multi-party conference meetings. Image credit: Microsoft (Click image to enlarge)
Solving Complex Problems in the Future. Anton Andrews, director of Envisioning in Office Labs, illustrates how teams will work and solve complex problems in the future. Image credit: Microsoft (Click image to enlarge)
Interact with Large, Augmented Office Displays. Michel Pahud of Microsoft Research shows off Toward Large-Display Experiences, a research project that makes it easier for users to interact with large, augmented office displays. Image credit: Microsoft (Click image to enlarge)
Teaching Kinect to Read Your Hands. Microsoft Researcher Cem Keskin uses Teaching Kinect to Read Your Hands, a project that uses machine learning to train Kinect to determine reliably whether your hand is open or closed. Image credit: Microsoft (Click image to enlarge)