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Microsoft Azure CTO: AI and machine learning “are going to transform every industry”

Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich

Now that the basic appeal of cloud computing has been established — compute and storage resources managed by your vendor instead of your employees — those cloud vendors are looking at higher-level services. Artificial Intelligence remains one of the most promising, according to Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich.

Speaking at our GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit last week, Russinovich outlined several areas where Microsoft’s cloud division is making bets, including blockchain technology and edge computing. But, like competitors Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud, Russinovich and Azure think machine learning services will allow application developers to build things we can’t yet conceive of that will seem obvious in five years.

Source: GeekWire