Major Tech Corporations Race to Achieve Cloud-Based Machine Learning
Machine learning is a hot topic in business, particularly for major tech companies. Microsoft, IBM, Google, and Amazon are all pushing machine-based learning programs on companies in order to help them improve their efficiencies and develop data collections that can enhance the overall user and architect experience.
Machine learning is a major part of these companies’ future endeavors; and currently, they’re racing to be the first to develop cloud-based software on a large scale. Those who will benefit most are companies who use business intelligence (BI) to analyze and utilize the organization’s data. As these companies keep the competition alive, intelligence in all forms will become vastly more available.
Google Extends Its Platform
Google is striving to take over the cloud market by giving a limited preview of its cloud based software to everyone. Their new platform enables exploration, process, and storage of large data sets, as well as deep learning techniques that can be harnessed in companies of any size.
“There’s a new architecture emerging,” Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet, said at Google’s GCP Next where the announcement about the new platform was made. “In a year, you will use machine learning to do something better than humans have been doing. You’ll do something new. You’ll discover something new.”
Schmidt also predicted that putting these services on the cloud will enable data management on a much more affordable scale. It hasn’t been possible to do this before, but these new creative pipelines are changing that.
Google’s director of product management, Fausto Ibarra, also explained that moving the product to the cloud will deliver better results than ever before. “Cloud Machine Learning will take care of everything from data ingestion through prediction,” Ibarra wrote on Google’s site. “Now any application can take advantage of the same deep learning techniques that power many of Google’s services.”
Dianne Greene, senior vice president of Google’s enterprise and cloud business agrees with both Ibarra and Schmidt, and promises that the future of Google will be closely linked with the cloud. “We are dead serious about this business,” she said to Forbes. “Google’s all-in on what we can do with the enterprise. This is a long-term forever business.”
Microsoft’s Stock’s Boost from AI Machine Learning Initiatives
Microsoft also sees a future in business intelligence, but it comes in the form of revenue for them. Microsoft stocks have risen nearly half a percent since they made a shift towards machine learning initiatives.
“Microsoft’s Build conference was more exciting than we expected, with major announcements around machine learning, bots and AI,” Pacific Crest Securities analyst Brendan Barnicle said. “These products show Microsoft’s development focus is moving beyond the cloud to Conversations as a Platform.”
This major tech corporation sees a bright future in both cloud-based technology and artificial intelligence, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. “As an industry, we are on the cusp of a new frontier that pairs the power of natural human language with advanced machine intelligence,” Nadella said in a statement.
The Race Will Expand
At least four of the top tech companies in the world have identified a major shift toward the cloud, and they’re moving forward at full speed. With this kind of leadership forging a path, it won’t be long until every tech corporation starts racing in the direction of cloud AI.
It will also help to give small businesses the boost they need to accomplish big tasks and to grow. The new services Google is providing, and those that will be presented in the future, will open the door for developers looking to take advantage of vast networks that they wouldn’t have had access to otherwise.