Conversational AI Technology: Microsoft demos  breakthrough at Build 2019

Conversational AI Technology: Microsoft demos breakthrough at Build 2019

Conversational AI Technology

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella showed off new intelligent conversational capabilities during his vision keynote address at Microsoft Build 2019. A breakthrough that will allow people to communicate naturally with computers. Watch Build Vision keynote with Satya Nadella here if you missed it.

Have you tried having a normal conversation with your virtual assistant? You know it isn’t really fun when you want more, except the usual commands it can respond to. Satya mentioned three setbacks with the current virtual agents. Conversations with current virtual agents he said are very brittle, don’t have natural language capabilities and aren’t multi-agents.

The new breakthrough Satya says, brings a conversational experience away from the previous manually curated set of skills. The Conversational AI Technology will use a multi-turn, multi-domain and multi-agent experience, keeping the conversation in context.

This is an excerpt of what he said;

Now, in spite of all the progress, you’ve got to remember, today, most of the conversations that we have are still very brittle. They’re truly not multi-turn. The context from turn to turn gets lost — especially human language is complex, where the context sometimes is subtle. So, therefore, how do you make sure that the natural language capabilities inside of these personal assistants is capable of having that shared context across a long dialogue versus just a few turns?

Satya Nadella

Conversational AI Technology demo

From the video we can see how the conversation takes a total of 34 dialog turns. With the virtual assistant keeping the conversation in relation and context to who, where, what and when it applies to.

Microsoft says the new conversational engine will be integrated into Cortana and made available to developers through the Bot Framework, other Azure surfaces and beyond. Microsoft will also make it available to its customer ecosystem, who will be able to customise it for their use.

The breakthrough is steered by Microsoft’s Semantics Machines, Microsoft Research Community and the Microsoft 365 team.

Watch Microsoft Build 2019 Vision Keynote Live #MSBuild

Watch Microsoft Build 2019 Vision Keynote Live #MSBuild

Microsoft’s premier developer conference Build 2019 is here with us. Get to hear about the latest in Microsoft technologies.

Build 2019

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Join us follow the online viewing of Build 2019 conference. Event starts at these times world wide 8:30AM PT, 3:30PM GMT (4:30PM UK), 6:30PM EAT and 5:30PM SAT. Right after the Imagine Cup world finals.
Get to hear what’s new and evolving in Microsoft world of technology. Microsoft says this year the developer event is focused on empowering developers of all kinds. The event is taking place from the 6th to 8th of May 2019 in Seattle.

This year’s event is focused on empowering developers of all kinds, from experienced computer scientists to tech beginners with big ideas.
Join us here at 8 a.m. PT on Monday, May 6, to watch the World Championship of Imagine Cup, our global student technology competition. The Build keynote presentations will begin at 8:30 a.m. PT, when we’ll share the latest about Microsoft’s platforms and tools aimed at helping people build great things.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will lead the Build 2019 vision keynote followed by other technical keynotes. Satya Nadella will share with the developer community what Microsoft is doing to help them build great platforms and leverage its tools.

We will have all the announcements coming out of Build on this site. Do stay tuned and don’t forget to share what you are most excited about with us in the comments. 

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Microsoft announce Build 2019 Developer event

Microsoft announce Build 2019 Developer event

Build 2019

Microsoft has announced dates for its premier event for developers. Build 2019 event will take place May 6th to 8th at the Washington State Convention center, Seattle Washington. Microsoft will open registration starting tomorrow 27th February 2019.

With an invitation that reads “Come experience the latest technologies and imagine new ways to create solutions“.
The developer focused event highlights new tools and technologies the software giants are developing. As well as changes and improvements coming in softwares. Developers also get to connect their various communities, get hands on and deep dive trainings.
Consumers will get an overview or the roadmap Microsoft has for most of its tools.

Microsoft Build 2019 Invitation

Join us in Seattle for Microsoft’s premier event for developers. Come and experience the latest developer tools and technologies. Imagine new ways to create software by getting industry insights into the future of software development. Connect with your community to understand new development trends and innovative ways to code.

I believe as usual the conference fee will be about $2500. Microsoft opens Build 2019 event up with a call for speakers submission, a move which is new.

I’m personally not sure what big announcements to expect but looking forward to this. The theme this year reads out “Imagine, Create, Code”.
We’ll keep you updated and have the live stream and updates here. Bookmark and check this out later in May.