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Google's Big Bet on Machine Learning / AI in Cloud
« on: April 24, 2017, 03:27:09 PM »
Google Cloud Head Dianne Greene highlighted a recent shift in customer behavior from exploring various cloud features (like BigQuery) to initiating full lift-and-shift migrations. Consistent with recent commentary, Ms. Greene highlighted data analytics and machine learning, reliability, and customer support / service as points of differentiation, as well as security, cost, and performance.

Fei-Fei Li (Chief Scientist, Cloud AI & Machine Learning) had a particularly compelling presentation focused on the democratization of AI, considering the scope and magnitude of bringing AI capabilities to the 1bn+ daily users of Google. Ms. Li announced general availability of Cloud Machine Learning Engine (previously beta) as well as Video Intelligence API, an API enabling machine learning analytics on video content libraries. The company also announced the acquisition of Kaggle, a platform for data science and machine learning competitions with a community of 800+ thousand data scientists.