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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella bats for Artificial Intelligence (AI), says will transform lives

LAS VEGAS, July 19: Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been “pretty stunning” but what humanity is going to see soon will be even more profound across the spectrum, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has stressed.
Addressing thousands of partners at the ‘Microsoft Inspire’ event on Wednesday, Nadella said,”The potential is for us to be able to turn every industry into an AI-first industry, be it retail, healthcare or agriculture.”

“Microsoft has been working on fundamental AI breakthroughs for over 20 years and some of the advances, especially as measured by our ability to have human parity in a lot of these perception and language capabilities is pretty stunning.

“It’s happening because of the ability to provision lots of compute capability, to have lots of data, and these new techniques of algorithm promise around deep neural net in particular,” Nadella said. “For us to be able to turn every industry into an AI-first industry, whether it’s retail or healthcare or agriculture, we want to be able to make sure that they can take their data, in a security-privacy preserving way, convert that into AI capability that they get the return on. That’s really the objective,” the Microsoft CEO emphasised.

Wherever there is data, compute will migrate to data. “As we look forward, the opportunity for us to serve our customers in this new era of the Intelligent Cloud and the Intelligent Edge is far greater,” he added.
According to him, Microsoft is going to infuse everything with AI. He said that Microsoft 365 will help customers have people-centred experiences rather than device-centred experiences.The tech giant which has touched $800 billion valuation for the first time, was set to release its quarterly results late on Thursday. (IANS)

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