New Microsoft Azure Machine Learning makes machine learning more accessible to everyone

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, a fully managed cloud service for building predictive analytics solutions, was announced Monday by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Machine Learning.

Azure ML, which previews next month, “will bring together the capabilities of new analytics tools, powerful algorithms developed for Microsoft products like Xbox and Bing, and years of machine learning experience into one simple and easy-to-use cloud service,” Sirosh writes on The Official Microsoft Blog. “For customers, this means virtually none of the startup costs associated with authoring, developing and scaling machine learning solutions.”

Machine learning – a way of applying historical data to a problem by creating a model and using it to successfully predict future behavior or trends – is already used by search engines, GPS traffic directions and mobile phone personal assistants like Cortana, writes Sirosh.

Read Sirosh’s entire post on The Official Microsoft Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff