Microsoft reveals Azure IoT Edge: Putting AI at the furthest reaches of your network

Microsoft reveals Azure IoT Edge: Putting AI at the furthest reaches of your network

Machine-learning systems promise to help firms automatically spot useful information and take intelligent decisions based on the mass of data they collect.

At Microsoft’s Connect(); 2017 conference today, Redmond revealed a variety of new services to help firms take advantage of AI services, ranging from new analytics tools to easier ways to incorporate machine learning into the software.

Azure IoT Edge, released in preview today, is designed to help businesses generate useful insights from the rapidly growing amount of data collected by simple sensors and computers situated at the edge of networks — without having to send that data for central processing.

“In our customers’ worlds, devices and data are often locked in remote places, like oil wells and farms, or in mission-critical places like hospitals and factories,” said Microsoft corporate VP of communications Frank Shaw, speaking ahead of an event.

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