Skype Labs celebrates 5 years; stay tuned for innovation showcases in the weeks ahead

Skype Labs, the in-house innovation hub, is celebrating its fifth anniversary of improving the Skype experience for the product’s more than 300 million monthly users, who generate more than 2 billion minutes of Skype audio and video calls every day.

Adriana Dumitras, head of the Skype Labs team, writes that the team has used its expertise in audio, video, computer vision, networking, machine learning, data mining, statistics and quality of experience to create and deliver some of the fundamental and innovative core technologies that have contributed to Skype’s success.

In the weeks ahead, Skype will showcase exciting innovations that focus on users, combine domain knowledge and machine learning, and leverage close collaborations with Skype’s product teams.

To read Dumitras’ post, head over to Skype’s Big Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
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