Microsoft has just released ahead of it’s a build conference a slew of new products for machine learning. It has also released some tweaks to its existing lineup of services. These products range from hosted notebooks to no-code tools, along with a number of services and brand new APIs. Microsoft is trying to democratize the access to Artificial Intelligence, and there latest launch products is continuing this core theme.
Microsoft’s is currently competing with industry heavyweights such as Google and AWS in the AI space along with a slew of specialized startups. The machine learning technologies have become better and better at their jobs thanks to this healthy competition in the tech industry. Most companies are now able to offer pre-trained models as well as open-source platforms and tools to build, train, and deploy the next generation of AI models. If one company does not have a pre-trained model for some use cases, then another company which is the competitor of that company will offer this support, and it is only a matter of time before AI technologies make that next leap in the industry. Microsoft is trying to differentiate itself from its competitors by offering and developing sophisticated tools for AI.
What these developers and their companies need are more powerful tools that will enable them to create more efficiency in their workplace as well as increase their productivity such that they can build their models at a faster pace. Microsoft is offering these companies and large enterprises an ability to scale up their operations while maintaining top notch security at all their sites.
As many companies are starting to adopt machine learning technologies in their workplace, these enterprises are now getting towards a point where they have moved beyond the testing phase and are now running large scale models in their production lines. This brings with its very own set of problems and challenges.
Microsoft has also announced a number of brand new automated tools for machine learning which include one product that can completely automate all of the processes. Among the announcement is also a visual model builder, which grew out of the Azure ML Studio. Big corporations such as oil companies are now using the AI tools from Microsoft for their factories.
Microsoft has also launched a number of brand new services that are in its Cognitive Services lineup. These services include a new personalization service as well as an API for recognizing handwriting. There is another service for transcribing conversations that have multiple speakers.