Microsoft's Rick Rashid discusses the Martix and the futue of computing.
Rick Rashid, Chief Research Officer at Microsoft
Interviewed by: Alexis Madrigal
Alexis Madrigal is a senior editor at The Atlantic. He’s the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology. Madrigal co-founded Longshot Magazine, a high-speed media experiment that garnered attention from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. While at Wired.com, he built Wired Science into one of the most popular blogs in the world. The site was nominated for best magazine blog by the Association of Magazine Media and best science website in the 2009 Webby Awards. He also co-founded Haiti ReWired, a groundbreaking community dedicated to the discussion of technology, infrastructure, and the future of Haiti. He’s spoken at Stanford, CalTech, Berkeley, South by Southwest, E3, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and his writing was anthologized in Best Technology Writing 2010. Madrigal is a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley Office for History of Science and Technology.
As Chief Research Officer, Richard (Rick) F. Rashid oversees worldwide operations for Microsoft Research, an organization encompassing more than 850 researchers across eleven labs worldwide. Under Rashid's leadership, Microsoft Research conducts both basic and applied research across disciplines that include algorithms and theory; human-computer interaction; machine learning; multimedia and graphics; search; security; social computing; and systems, architecture, mobility and networking. His team collaborates with the world's foremost researchers in academia, industry and government on initiatives to expand the state of the art across the breadth of computing and to help ensure the future of Microsoft's products.