Nadella points to machine learning as battleground in cloud computing

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has identified machine learning as the firm’s key focus as cloud computing usage becomes more widespread.

It is an area that is fast becoming the battleground for the big cloud providers. Google and Amazon Web Services both offer a range of tools that make it easier for developers to create “intelligent’ applications, while the likes of Salesforce are keen to incorporate artificial intelligence into their software services.

Speaking at an event in London’s Canary Wharf financial district, Nadella’s sales pitch placed emphasis on the role of machine learning across Microsoft’s range of cloud products – from infrastructure and platform as a service offering in Azure, to its Dynamics and Office365 cloud software.

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