Pictorial: Microsoft CEO Sadia Nadella (SatyaNadella) NetEase technology news May 9th, according to foreign media reports, in the past few years, Microsoft has been committed to the application of artificial intelligence internally. It is now starting to bet on faster chips and artificial intelligence services to enable customers to effectively use tools based on their technology to snatch Amazon and Googles market share in the cloud computing field. Microsoft hopes that customers will be able to handle AI tasks faster and cost less by using the chip system they developed for ProjectBrainwave. MicrosoftResearch Engineer Doug Berg (DougBurger), a Microsoft research unit responsible for the companys cloud computing chip development strategy, says the first Brainwave service will be used to speed up image recognition, so it can be processed in a flash. Microsoft will also launch an artificial intelligent sensor device based on its Kinect motion control sensor technology early next year, called ProjectKinectforAzure, which allows Microsofts cloud customers to complete motion tracking and space mapping. Microsoft CEO Sadia Nadella (SatyaNadella) hopes to win more customers with new AI tools. More and more services need to run on Microsofts own cloud data center and customers Internet devices. At present, Microsoft, Amazon and Google compete to add artificial intelligence products, allowing their cloud computing to run faster. At the same time, these initiatives have promoted the development of customized microprocessors with a view to gaining more advantages. It all boils down to competition in the field of cloud computing, said Mike Guartieri (MikeGualtieri), an analyst at market research firm ForresterResearch - all of these suppliers have a strong interest in artificial intelligence, because these devices are not only computationally intensive, but also data. Dense equipment. Microsofts Brainwave service uses customized chips called field programmable gate arrays. Microsoft purchased chips from Intel subsidiary Altera, and developed software to adjust its functions according to actual needs. Gua M Thierry said: writing these functional procedures is very tricky. The importance of Brainwave services is that it is very simple to do this -- Microsoft does this for you. An early Microsoft customer, the electronic product maker, is planning to use Brainwave services in factories with optical scanners to identify possible defects in products, including changes in micro components. At present, the scanner of the Jie Pu is very conservative when marking possible product problems, and then the staff will conduct two checks. In fact, 40% of them do not have any real problems. The AI system has reduced the false positive rate by 75%, but the graphics processing chip used by the system is very expensive. RyanLitvak, the information technology manager of the group, said that because the company wanted to copy the artificial intelligence system to hundreds of production lines, it introduced Microsofts Brainwave service to reduce costs. The processing of the product scan image is completed at the jet factory, a typical example of Microsofts use of its artificial intelligence tools on the cloud and its own devices. Many customers want artificial intelligence systems to scan devices such as transmission lines and pipe networks through UAVs or other plant equipment, which usually do not connect to the Internet, which means that artificial intelligence services must run locally. Berg said Microsofts Brainwave service will use the most common ai artificial neural network to provide the fastest image analysis, so that it can achieve transient response. Improvements in chip performance are slowing down at the moment. Intels new generation of 10 nanoscale microprocessors has progressed slowly, the company said last month that it would not scale production before 2019, which also brought more pressure on Microsoft and its competitors, which meant Microsoft and other suppliers needed to improve their ability through a reasonable framework to speed up the entire cloud computing network. Performance. Berg said, if a company fails to choose the right structure, it will pay a considerable price. Mark Rusinovich (MarkRussino-vich), the chief technology officer of Microsofts cloud platform Azure, said that Microsofts Azure has used these FPGA chips - each of the Azure servers used in the past three years to configure such chips. The ProjectKinectforAzure device will start selling next year and will allow software developers to write Cloud Applications on demand, using user voice, gestures, or spatial understanding of the surrounding areas to complete the corresponding functions. For example, users can place equipment in a retail store and other workplaces, and complete functions like Amazons unattended convenience store AmazonGo, cash free checkout and so on. In addition, Nadella promised to invest $25 million in five years for barrier free AI projects, such as helping disabled people communicate effectively and get jobs. (Han Bing) source: NetEase science and technology report editor: Wang Fengzhi _NT2541 Mark Rusinovich (MarkRussino-vich), the chief technology officer of Microsofts cloud platform Azure, said that Microsofts Azure has used these FPGA chips - each of the Azure servers used in the past three years to configure such chips. The ProjectKinectforAzure device will start selling next year and will allow software developers to write Cloud Applications on demand, using user voice, gestures, or spatial understanding of the surrounding areas to complete the corresponding functions. For example, users can place equipment in a retail store and other workplaces, and complete functions like Amazons unattended convenience store AmazonGo, cash free checkout and so on.