(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure AI Platform announcements: New innovations for developers


Today's tip...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as one of the most powerful forces in the digital transformation. At Microsoft, we believe developers, data scientists and enterprises should have easy access to the power of AI so they can build systems that augment human ingenuity in unique and differentiated ways. Today, at Microsoft Build 2018, as we engage in conversations about digital transformation with over a million developers, customers and partners, I am pleased to share some of our latest and most exciting innovations in the Azure AI Platform.

The Azure AI Platform consists of three major sets of capabilities:

1. AI Services (Figure 1): These span pre-built AI capabilities such as  Azure Cognitive Services and Cognitive Search (Azure Search + integrated Cognitive Services), Conversational AI with Azure Bot Service, and custom AI development with Azure Machine Learning (AML).

2. AI Tools & Frameworks: These span Visual Studio tools for AI, Azure Notebooks, Data Science VMs, Azure Machine Learning Studio and the AI Toolkit for Azure IoT Edge.

3. AI Infrastructure: These span Azure Data Services, compute services including Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) and AI Silicon support including GPUs and FPGAs.

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