Build 2017 – a new high-tech developments Microsoft (12 photos)
The first day began on may 10 in Seattle (US. WA) 2017 Build conference, Microsoft demonstrated the latest achievements in the development of cloud technologies, improved artificial intelligence and other successful development in the IT field.
One of the most important achievements is the creation of a fundamentally new way of managing devices the Internet of things (Internet of Things) from a single center by using a cloud service Azure. Created in the company application Azure IoT Edge provides a unique opportunity to guide the actions of devices in the Internet of things not only at home but also in the wider boundaries in the office, at the enterprise or industry. This concept implies a further advance in the direction of creating a “cloud city”, which allows to control several functions of “smart” things.
The conference demonstrated the capabilities of Microsoft Azure in managing the work of machinery, the Swedish company Sandvick. Equipped with numerous sensors machines transmit in real time for processing in the cloud multiple source data. Instantly processed parameters provide the ability to manage the work of machines, in particular, it is possible to instantly stop the machine in case of emergency situation.
With full automation service using the Azure feature is the intelligent face recognition employees with video broadcast by the cameras. Thus, when an alarm situation occurs, the system automatically finds necessary to eliminate the problems of the specialist and contacted him. In turn, the workers themselves are connected to Azure using a smartphone will be able to use unique search engine to find the tool. The system will provide the user with information on the whereabouts of the instrument and the name of the last employee who used it.
However, the main feature of Azure is ensuring safety, timely detection of emergency, to prevent the possibility of incompetent work staff on complex equipment and follow safety regulations. At the same time, Azure is quite versatile and can work with small computers (e.g. Raspberry Pi), adjusting to the solution of specific tasks.
Another novelty provided by Microsoft smart-column Invoke, created in collaboration with Harman Kardon and having a built-in voice assistant Cortana. Use smart assistant to the owner of the gadget to obtain various information, in particular, on pre-laid out working day, weather data and other useful information. Plan to install Cortana in cars that will enable drivers to optimize the route based on the realities of the state of road traffic. Announced that Hewlett-Packard will use Cortana in their devices, however, are not specified in any.
Interesting development from Microsoft for all those suffering from Parkinson’s disease, and approximately 10 million people. The disease causes involuntary tremor of the hands, making it impossible to perform the simple movements with fine motor tasks like writing text on paper. The conference presented was developed by the Microsoft employee of the bracelet, which by means of sensors and small vibrating motor to compensate for the hand tremor. Was shown the real story of a girl Emma, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease. Using the bracelet, the woman was able to write his name and hold a fairly straight line.
The brainchild of Microsoft is designed for rapid transmission and processing of databases. The new platform Azure Cosmos DB allows you to automatically transmit data to the cloud using Data Migration Service. Clearly work conference on Cosmos Azure DB was presented on the example of the popular characters from the world of Marvel, before which set the task to find all the friends or enemies of Iron Man. Users in live chat got a list of enemies and allies heroes. All submitted data can be broadcast in a more complex form of tables, graphs or diagrams.
Great successes at Microsoft in the past year have been achieved in the development and application of AI. The so-called cognitive technology based on the use of artificial intelligence, used in 29 fields of human activity, for example, robotics and gaming industry.
Much success they accomplished in the field of recognition of English speech, where the rate of errors was less than 6 percent, which allowed the AI for the first time in this area to get ahead of the man. Presents the possibility of using AI to develop bots that integrate the various services (Skype, Facebook, Telegram, Slack). This feature allows any company to create their own bot that will constantly provide the consumer with all the necessary information about the firm and its services. For example, such bots can tell the restaurant selection, inform about the presence on the menu of vegetarian or dietary dishes.
Program PowerPoint got a new feature — translating presentations in real time. Thanks to PowerPoint Translator app automatically converts the text/speech from one language to another and back. The audience can ask questions that also immediately be translated into the language of the speaker. In addition, students can follow the presentation via the mobile app Translator.
The high performance of the data processing can be achieved using the new service AI Batch Training, which has become part of the Azure platform and perform a series of actions with neural networks. All data and calculations are stored on servers at Microsoft to simplify and reduce the cost of the process.
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