独家揭秘:微软人工智能的五步走战略

这是一篇典型的「inside style」的文章,作者在微软总部呆了两天,采访到一大群高管,独家揭秘了微软人工智能战略的缘由以及实施进展,一个细节是,微软在两年前就开始相关布局:

Microsoft’s total embrace of AI became apparent two years ago at the inaugural Code Conference. (The conference was acquired the next year by Vox Media, which owns The Verge. ) Nadella, who had become CEO just three months before, appeared on stage to discuss Microsoft's future. At the end of his talk, he demonstrated a new feature inside Skype. Two Microsoft employees spoke on stage — one in English, the other in German — and Skype translated their speech in real time, allowing them to communicate despite the language barrier. It was an impressive demo — and Nadella announced that by the end of the year it would be a working product.

小冰成为微软在 bot 领域的首个「试验品」,借陆奇1之口,我们依稀可以看到微软对于人工智能的战略部署:

  • 「对话数据」来源:微软拥有Office, Outlook, Skype, and Cortana;
  • 人工智能的「大脑」,简而言之,你可以理解为微软对于自动化的思考,如 20 年前在 Office 软件上的 Clippy;
  • 社交图谱数据的接入,涵盖用户与朋友在社交网络上的互动,所以,微软收购了 LinkedIn
  • 可运行人工智能的平台,比如基于 Windows 操作系统的一系列设备;
  • 开发者的支持,微软今年的开发者大会上推出「对话即平台」的开发工具包,意在讨好更多开发者。

查看原链接:Exclusive: Why Microsoft is betting its future on AI


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