Dr. Pig – or how Azure ML is helping Chinese pig farmers

The range of applications where Machine Learning (ML) can be applied never cease to amaze us.

Recently, a team in Microsoft China which included an intern whose father raises pigs built a phone app to help small-scale pig farmers decide on the types and quantity of pigs that will maximize their profits and minimize market risk, helping them run their farms more efficiently. Their nifty app, which calls into an Azure ML API in the backend, analyzes historical data and makes business predictions of great value for their target customer base. 

Play this video to learn more about Dr. Pig.

This story was on the cover of the Microsoft News Center today – there you can learn more about this wonderful app, including some of the people behind it.  

ML Blog Team