The software giant described its mission at the conference this way: "to help every developer be an AI developer".
Instead, it's created to integrate with the Microsoft Azure cloud computing service. The service can identify issues through visual imagery, making it possible for drone photography or images from industrial equipment to be analyzed on the edge for quick response to critical issues.
The chips will initially be available within Microsoft's Azure machine learning service for 42 cents an hour.
At Microsoft's Build conference this week, the company announced new development opportunities for the platform but more importantly, they helped provide clarity about how the company looks at the suite of software. AI is also at the core of Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana and Translator app.
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It's been a long, weird road for the Kinect: First launched in 2010, the futuristic Microsoft Kinect used infrared cameras to let you control Xbox games just by moving your body. The offering is aimed at bringing AI to solutions for the edge and will be available next year.
Microsoft's Azure Bot Service has now been used by nearly 300,000 developers. The project is a package of sensors and cognitive services with "onboard compute" to improve insights and operations.The company also announced updates to Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Cosmos DB, the Bot Framework and previewed Project Brainwave for deep neural network processing on Azure and the edge.
Azure IoT Edge is Microsoft's cloud service that is created to give users insights from the rapidly growing amount of data collected by simple sensors and computers situated at the edge of networks - without having to send that data for central processing. The company says it'll be sharing more on Timeline for Android and iOS in its day two keynote tomorrow at Build, which we'll be watching. He said the Azure service is a natural for Jabil because the company has always been a Microsoft customer, from Windows to Office.
The company announced the investment Monday at its annual developers conference, Microsoft Build, held at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. Companies can also publish custom apps to the Teams app store. The new deal will come to developers later this year with a new developer agreement. Timeline debuted in the latest version of Windows 10, allowing users to access their previously used apps and browser windows across all compatible devices.