Microsoft is a US-based software company. Microsoft was in need of training data to develop and improve their machine learning platform to detect recorded audio and speech from video and audio clips. In addition, Microsoft was developing their photo recognition software to detect images within photos.

Microsoft partnered with DDD to verify, classify, and tag hundreds of auditory utterances to input into the platform and accurately and efficiently transcribed the audio files for further analysis and quality assurance. Additionally, DDD associates tagged and annotated thousands of photos, including object labeling and image quality assessment. With these data sets, Microsoft was able to develop and improve their machine learning platform to recognize hundreds of speech utterances and images.