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Microsoft’s speech recognition system hits a new accuracy milestone … – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft announced today that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a 5.1% error rate, its lowest so far. This surpasses the 5.9% error rate reached last year by a group of researchers from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research and puts its accuracy on par with professional human transcribers who have advantages like the ability to listen to text several times. Both studies transcribed recordings from the Switchboard corpus, a collection…

Microsoft’s Windows Store is full of illegal movie and TV streaming … – The Verge

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft’s Windows Store has been full of junk apps for years, but a new problem has emerged with apps providing access to pirated movies and TV shows. Torrent Freak reports that some apps run across PCs, mobile, and even Xbox One, and provide quick access to movies that aren’t even on legal streaming platforms. There’s also a range of pirated music apps that stream songs and albums. A number of…

Microsoft outlines the upgrade procedures for Xbox One X – Ars Technica

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

reader comments 70 Last night’s pre-Gamescom Microsoft press presentation was light on major announcements. But the event did include some details about how current Xbox One owners will be able to move their games and settings over to the new, 4K-capable Xbox One X when it launches on November 7. The easiest way to get all your games to the new system, as outlined by Microsoft Vice President Mike Ybarra,…

How to write the perfect post-interview email – CNBC

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Careers Careers 4 Hours AgoCNBC.com One way you can personalize your follow-up email is to thank your interviewer for teaching you about the role and/or industry. “Let’s say you want a job at a commercial real estate firm,” Rubin explains. “You would want to include a line from your conversation. For instance, ‘Thanks for explaining the ins…

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio returns as a special Xbox One X for preorders – The Verge

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft first revealed its Xbox One X back at E3, and now it’s allowing consumers to preorder the console today ahead of its release on November 7th. Just like the Xbox One Day One Edition, Microsoft is also creating a special edition for the Xbox One X: the Project Scorpio Edition. Priced at $499, the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition includes a gradient design on the console itself, alongside…

Microsoft’s speech recognition system hits a new accuracy milestone – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Microsoft announced today that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a 5.1% error rate, its lowest so far. This surpasses the 5.9% error rate reached last year by a group of researchers from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research and puts its accuracy on par with professional human transcribers who have advantages like the ability to listen to text several times. Both studies transcribed recordings from the Switchboard corpus, a collection…