Microsoft releases Indian language ‘Speech Corpus’ for researchers

Microsoft releases Indian language ‘Speech Corpus’ for researchers

Bengaluru, September 6 (IANS) To help researchers and academia build Indian language speech recognition for all applications where speech is used, Microsoft India on Thursday launched its Indian language “Speech Corpus”, offering speech training and test data for Telugu, Tamil and Gujarati.   This is the largest publicly available Indian language speech dataset which includes […]

Scientists pioneer novel model to turn sunlight into fuel

Scientists pioneer novel model to turn sunlight into fuel

Scientists have invented semi-artificial photosynthesis. Pic: Katarzyna Soko   London, September 5 (IANS) In a breakthrough move, British scientists have used natural sunlight to convert water into hydrogen and oxygen by mixing biological components and man-made technologies.   The team led by academics at the University of Cambridge, used semi-artificial photosynthesis to explore new ways […]

NASA is exploring product endorsements, rocket naming rights: Report

NASA is exploring product endorsements, rocket naming rights: Report

Washington, September 4 (IANS) NASA is exploring the feasibility of commercialising the agency’s operations in low Earth orbit to lower its costs while its eyes turn toward the Moon and Mars, the media reported.   NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has unveiled an “Advisory Council committee” that will explore some of these plans, which could include […]

Microsoft ‘AI for Earth’ programme selects 7 grantees from India

Microsoft ‘AI for Earth’ programme selects 7 grantees from India

New Delhi, September 4 (IANS) Microsoft on Tuesday announced it has selected seven Indian grantees for its $50 million “AI for Earth” programme aimed at empowering people and organisations to solve environmental challenges through the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI).   The seven recipients will receive access to Microsoft Azure Cloud and AI computing resources, […]

New Microsoft update for Windows 10 coming in October

New Microsoft update for Windows 10 coming in October

Berlin, September 1 (IANS) Microsoft has announced a refreshed “Windows 10 October 2018 Update” that will have new features and enhancements for over 700 million devices running Windows 10.   The announcement came at the ongoing IFA 2018 technology event in Berlin, Germany.   “With this update, we’ll be bringing new features and enhancements to […]

Microsoft makes its workplace app ‘Teams’ more competent

Microsoft makes its workplace app ‘Teams’ more competent

San Francisco, August 25 (IANS) Microsoft has announced to facilitate its workplace app “Teams” with features like Skype, in-line translation capabilities, accommodation for over 250 participants in meetings and more.   “Teams would now support cloud-based meeting recording, “meeting lobby” for dial-in callers to qualify before they join the meetings and dial-in fallback support to […]

NASA probe captures first images of asteroid Bennu

NASA probe captures first images of asteroid Bennu

Washington, August 25 (IANS) NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft has captured the first glimpse of its distant target — asteroid Bennu — after almost two years of journey.   Launched on September 8, 2016, the OSIRIS-REx, which is NASA’s first mission to visit a near-Earth asteroid, is scheduled to arrive […]