Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have become one of, if perhaps the most strategic area of technology development and investment.It’s clear that tech has become one of the most important drivers of shareholder value, with tech companies increasingly dominating the largest US stocks by market cap.In the past two years, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon have each held the position as most highly valued company in the world.
The application of AI and machine learning has become a central strategic push for the leading tech companies, and in Part 1 of this post we explore the relative initiatives, investments and offerings from several of the most prominent companies – Microsoft, Apple and Google. Have a look at Part 2 featuring Amazon, IBM and Facebook.
Microsoft employs AI across the product portfolio in a number of ways, including chatbots in Skype, automatic text transcription in Teams, analyzing data in Office 365 (Delve), building apps in Azure, supporting natural language interaction with Cortana and most prominently powering search results in Bing.Microsoft offers a broad portfolio of platforms and toolson Azure, Windows and Visual Studio for developers and ISVs.
Google uses AI in many of its products and services such as speech recognition for Google Assistant and Google Home, image recognition for Google photos, and many other services.In terms of tools, Google made its machine learning system TensorFlow free to anyone.The company has launched People + AI Research initiative (PAIR)to study and redesign the ways people interact with AI systems.
Make sure to stay tuned for Part 2 where we will explore how Amazon, IBM and Facebook are utilizing AI and machine learning.
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