The 2018 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit will bring together the world-wide leading experts from academia, Microsoft Research and Microsoft to make progress on building this global AI supercomputer. Sessions and panels will cover topics such as the new paradigm of edge computing, its emerging challenges, technologies and business impact. The summit will discuss Systems for AI that address how to deliver AI in a secure and sustainable way from end to end (edge to cloud to edge). Furthermore, the summit will discuss AI for Systems and how to make use of AI technologies to build these large-scale distributed systems. Specific topics include the future of cloud storage as well as quantum computing and its promise to solve problems that are out of the realm of today’s classical computing capabilities. There will be talks on current trends in blockchain technology and hardware-accelerated networked systems, as well as talks on breakthroughs and implications of free inference and instant training.