Now, AI is ‘for all’. Recently it announced that it would be working with 650 Indian vendors to commence the Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions with the aim of improving and transforming Indian business across all verticals.
With the nod of approval, Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari, at the company’s conference in Bengaluru, added that “We are working with our partners to bring AI to all sectors in India, which offers a huge opportunity to create a positive impact in the world over. Our partners will give solutions to solve societal and business problems”.
To know more, the Indian wing of the US-based tech firm showcased its recent AI solutions at the event on “AI for all in India”, where its partners converged to drive the new disruptive technology.
To be more specific and clear, and as stated by Peggy Johnson, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President, Business Development, the multinational technology firm is working to “democratize” the AI technology and make it available for all. She further added that “As we discover newer challenges in the world we live in, AI can help us find better and more sustainable solutions”.
Like, Microsoft’s first instance of tie-up is with a city-based healthcare firm named Forus Health. According to Microsoft, it has put together its AI-based retinal imaging interface into Forus Health’s digital imaging devices to examine and evaluate a human eye.
Microsoft is also working with other partners and vendors like Indian e-tail major Flipkart, Indian online cab aggregator, and Ola, for its automated entertainment system. Ola Play is also present among others for AI-based solutions including demand forecasting, fraud detection, customer segmentation etc.
In addition, this technology is also being put to use to forecast the agricultural output, for which Microsoft is working with the Karnataka Agricultural Price Commission, under the state’s Department of Agriculture.
A very striking thing here is the use of remote-sensing data from satellite images, the farmers are given sowing advisories for each climate and also predictions for the prices of crops such as “toor dal” depending on the output. Thus, farmers would be able to manage their crops better.
Lastly, AI is also used for facial recognition and text analytics solutions by several of Microsoft’s partners.