Amazon and Microsoft Join Forces on A. I.

By Michael Fiorito, MDS

Once again, Amazon and Microsoft are teaming up in artificial intelligence, leaving Google behind. The two companies rolled out new tools that will make it easier for developers to use open-source artificial intelligence software.

This follows the companies’ move in August to enable Alexa and Cortana to talk with each other.

“We believe it is important for the industry to work together and pool resources to build technology that benefits the broader community,” said Eric Boyd, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s A.I. and Research group.

“This is why Microsoft has collaborated with AWS to create the Gluon interface and enable an open AI ecosystem where developers have freedom of choice.”

 

  • The new Gluon code will make it easier for developers to use open-source artificial intelligence frameworks, including those that Amazon and Microsoft support
  • Google, which open-sourced the popular TensorFlow AI framework, is not involved at this point 

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