How Computing Research and Education Drives Positive Impact

Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, Microsoft On the Issues

“Many of the amazing capabilities of technology today are made possible by research done years ago, and innovations and impact sometimes result from unexpected combinations and outcomes at unexpected times,” writes Elizabeth Grossman of Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group in a post today on the Inside Microsoft Research blog. “One example is Kinect for Xbox 360, for which decades of research by Microsoft and others on artificial intelligence, graphics, motion detection, and voice recognition made it possible for your voice and body to be the game controller.”

The post continues by highlighting two key recent opportunities Microsoft has taken to highlight how computing research strengthens our economy, creates jobs, and enhances society and security. Read the full post to learn more.