Today in Washington, D.C.: Join us for the Microsoft TechFair Open House

From data visualization to cloud computing and predictive analytics, Microsoft Research is on the cutting edge, offering innovative solutions to complex problems. Today, the Washington, D.C., community can experience this technology firsthand as the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center hosts a TechFair Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. ET. Throughout the day, top researchers from Microsoft will be on hand to demonstrate how some of their breakthrough technologies are positively impacting lives and societies.

This represents our 7th open house of this kind, and it’s an opportunity for guests to see some of the latest innovations in technology, education, healthcare, the environment and more. Attendees can talk to researchers and interact with cutting-edge research projects.

As part of today’s event, we also will showcase the initial work on Project Premonition, a system that aims to detect infectious disease outbreaks before they become widespread, with the goal of preventing major health disasters. This approach combines the automated, drone-enabled collection of mosquitoes with cloud computing-based interpretation of gene sequences found in the mosquitoes. We encourage you to learn more about Project Premonition here.

Research and development is critical to our work at Microsoft. In 1991, Microsoft became one of the first software companies to create its own computer science research organization. Today, more than 1,000 scientists and engineers work across multiple research areas in research labs worldwide to make significant contributions and collaborate on external projects that improve lives. We continue to make significant investments to develop new ideas and technology that help solve the global challenges of our world today.

We hope you join us today! Please click here to RSVP.

Microsoft Research, Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center

In addition, please be sure to check out “The Future of Campaign Tech: How Digital Insiders are Shaping 2016” event we are hosting with Politico this afternoon starting at 12 p.m. ET. Event details and the link to the live stream can be found here.

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