Want to peer into the future on the fly? Microsoft has been heavily investing in Azure Machine Learning, and they've put together a demo to let everyone take it for a spin with nothing more than eight simple steps and Google Sheets.

It's a pretty simple demo that's built using Census Data to predict, given a few factors, roughly how much someone is making (whether less than, equal to, or greater than $50,000 a year).

Microsoft has the explanation here, and the code to run it plus a (very small) data set to run it against on GitHub.