Lab to Market: Machine Learning in Practice

Peter Lee, Microsoft Research

The commercialization of artificial intelligence has implications for every industry.

Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research

Peter Lee, corporate vice president at Microsoft, brings research into the world through mission-focused technology projects, spanning deep neural networks, speech translation, FPGA-powered clouds, quantum computing, undersea data centers, augmented reality, DNA storage, and AI chatbots. Previously, he led the DARPA Network Challenge, mobilizing millions to hunt for weather balloons—a groundbreaking experiment in open innovation. He was also formerly head of Carnegie Mellon’s computer science department. As a thought leader in technology innovation, Dr. Lee has led studies on the effect of research on economic growth for the National Research Council and testified before the House Science and Technology Committee and Senate Commerce Committee on the impact of research on the nation’s competitiveness. In 2016, he was appointed to the President’s Cybersecurity Commission. Dr. Lee has been widely quoted on technology innovation by the New York Times, MIT Technology Review, Wired, Fast Company, the Economist, Ars Technica, CNN, and more.


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