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What are the top AI platforms?

Gigabit Magazine takes a look at the top AI Platforms; Microsoft, Amazon, Google and IBM Watson.

4 | IBM AI - IBM Watson

Watson is IBM’s suite of enterprise-ready AI services, applications and tooling. IBM Watson allows you to; Accelerate research and discovery, Enrich your interactions, Anticipate and preempt disruptions, Recommend with confidence, Scale enterprise & learning and detect liabilities & mitigate risks. 

Notable customers

  • General Motors uses IBM Watson to unify its audit, risk and control activities through IBM OpenPages which provides a holistic insight to help make smarter decisions.

  • Autodesk used Watson to develop a virtual agent that interacts with customers and speeds up response time by 99 per cent.

  • KONE is using Watson IoT to analyse data in elevators and around the world to keep people moving safely, smoothly and efficiently.

Product portfolio

  • AI lifecycle management tools: Watson Studio, Watson Machine Learning, Watson OpenScale, Watson Knowledge Catalog.

  • Pre-built Watson applications: Watson Assistant, Watson Discovery, Watson Speech To Text, Watson Watson Natural Language Understanding, Watson Knowledge Studio, Watson API Kit, IBM OpenPages.

  • Watson APIs: Watson Visual Recognition, Watson Text To Speech, Watson Language Translator, Watson Natural Language Classifier, Watson Personality Insights, Watson Tone Analyser.

  • Watson Solutions: AI for Customer Service, AI for Financial Services, AI for Cybersecurity, Watson Expert Solutions.

3 | Google AI - Google TensorFlow

Business Overview

TensorFlow is an end-to-end open-source platform for machine learning. It has a comprehensive, flexible ecosystem of tools, libraries and community resources that results in; easy model building, robust ML production and powerful experimentation for research.

TensorFlow’s trusted partners

  • Accenture - The global professional services company provides the TensorFlow platform with; Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Automation, Data and Analytics, AI and Advanced Analytics Accelerators and AI in industry.

  • Cognizant - The Fortune 100 company provides the platform with; AI Data Modernisation, Customer Intelligence and Operations Intelligence. 

  • Wipro - The leading global IT company provides the platform with; Data, Analytics and AI, Applications, Consulting, Cloud and Infrastructure Services, Digital Operations and Platforms and Product Engineering.

Notable customers

  • Airbus uses TensorFlow to extract information from its satellite images and deliver valuable insights to its clients.

  • Paypal is using TensorFlow to stay at the cutting edge of fraud detection. It has been able to recognise patterns in fraudulent activities to increase security.

  • Twitter uses TensorFlow to rank tweets on its platform which allows users to see the most important tweets on their timeline. 

2 | Amazon AI - Amazon Lex

Business Overview

Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. Amazon Lex provides the advanced deep learning functionalities of automatic speech recognition for converting speech to text, and natural language understanding to recognize the intent of the text. To enable you to build applications with highly engaging user experiences and lifelike conversational interactions.

Benefits of Amazon Lex

  • Easy to use - Amazon Lex provides an easy-to-use console to guide you through the process of creating your own chatbot in minutes. You supply just a few example phrases and Amazon Lex builds a complete natural language model. The user can interact with using voice and text, to ask questions, get answers, and complete sophisticated tasks.

  • Cost-effective - There are no upfront costs or minimum fees for Amazon Lex. You are only charged for the text or speech requests that are made. Amazon Lex’ pay-as-you-go pricing and low cost per request make it a cost-effective way to build conversational interfaces anywhere and build a great user experience. With the Amazon Lex free tier, you can easily try Amazon Lex without any initial investment.

  • Seamless deploy and scale - With Amazon Lex, you can build, test, and deploy your chatbots directly from the Amazon Lex console. Once published, your Amazon Lex bot processes voice or text input in conversation with your end-users. Amazon Lex is a fully managed service so as your user engagement increases, you don’t need to worry about provisioning hardware and managing infrastructure to power your bot experience.

Notable customers

  • NASA uses Amazon Lex to allow its staff to easily navigate Rov-E via voice commands - an effective conversational interface when speaking with large crowds. Multi-turn dialogue management capability enables Rov-E "to talk,” answering students’ questions about Mars in an engaging way.

  • HubSpot's GrowthBot is an all-in-one chatbot which helps marketers and salespeople be more productive by providing access to relevant data and services using a conversational interface. GrowthBot allows marketers to get help creating content, researching competitors, and monitoring their analytics. 

1 | Microsoft AI - Microsoft Cognitive Services

Business Overview

Microsoft AI is a platform used to develop AI solutions in conversational AI, machine learning, data sciences, robotics, IoT, and more. 

Microsoft AI prides itself on driving innovation through; protecting wildlife, better brewing, feeding the world and preserving history. 

Its Cognitive Services is described as a “comprehensive family of AI services and cognitive APIs to help you build intelligent apps”. 

Executives

Tom Bernard Krake is the Azure Cloud Executive at Microsoft, responsible for leveraging and evaluating the Azure platform. Tom is joined by a team of experienced executives to optimise the Azure platform and oversee the many cognitive services that it provides.

Notable customers

  • Uber uses Cognitive Services to boost its security through facial recognition to ensure that the driver using the app matches the user that is on file.

  • KPMG helps financial institutions save millions in compliance costs through the use of Microsoft’s Cognitive Services. They do this through transcribing and logging thousands of hours of calls, reducing compliance costs by as much as 80 per cent.

  • Jet.com uses Cognitive Services to provide answers to its customers by infusing its customer chatbot with the intelligence to communicate using natural language.

The services:

  • Decision - Make smarter decisions faster through anomaly detectors, content moderators and personalizers.

  • Language - Extract meaning from unstructured text through the immersive reader, language understanding, Q&A maker, text analytics and translator text.

  • Speech - Integrate speech processing into apps and services through Speech-to-text, Text to speech, Speech translation and Speaker recognition.

  • Vision - Identify and analyse content within images, videos and digital ink through computer vision, custom vision, face, form recogniser, ink recogniser and video indexer.

  • Web Search - Find what you are looking for through the world-wide-web through autosuggest, custom search, entity search, image search, news search, spell check, video search, visual search and web search. 

4 | IBM AI - IBM Watson

Watson is IBM’s suite of enterprise-ready AI services, applications and tooling. IBM Watson allows you to; Accelerate research and discovery, Enrich your interactions, Anticipate and preempt disruptions, Recommend with confidence, Scale enterprise & learning and detect liabilities & mitigate risks. 

Notable customers

  • General Motors uses IBM Watson to unify its audit, risk and control activities through IBM OpenPages which provides a holistic insight to help make smarter decisions.

  • Autodesk used Watson to develop a virtual agent that interacts with customers and speeds up response time by 99 per cent.

  • KONE is using Watson IoT to analyse data in elevators and around the world to keep people moving safely, smoothly and efficiently.

Product portfolio

  • AI lifecycle management tools: Watson Studio, Watson Machine Learning, Watson OpenScale, Watson Knowledge Catalog.

  • Pre-built Watson applications: Watson Assistant, Watson Discovery, Watson Speech To Text, Watson Watson Natural Language Understanding, Watson Knowledge Studio, Watson API Kit, IBM OpenPages.

  • Watson APIs: Watson Visual Recognition, Watson Text To Speech, Watson Language Translator, Watson Natural Language Classifier, Watson Personality Insights, Watson Tone Analyser.

  • Watson Solutions: AI for Customer Service, AI for Financial Services, AI for Cybersecurity, Watson Expert Solutions.

3 | Google AI - Google TensorFlow

Business Overview

TensorFlow is an end-to-end open-source platform for machine learning. It has a comprehensive, flexible ecosystem of tools, libraries and community resources that results in; easy model building, robust ML production and powerful experimentation for research.

TensorFlow’s trusted partners

  • Accenture - The global professional services company provides the TensorFlow platform with; Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Automation, Data and Analytics, AI and Advanced Analytics Accelerators and AI in industry.

  • Cognizant - The Fortune 100 company provides the platform with; AI Data Modernisation, Customer Intelligence and Operations Intelligence. 

  • Wipro - The leading global IT company provides the platform with; Data, Analytics and AI, Applications, Consulting, Cloud and Infrastructure Services, Digital Operations and Platforms and Product Engineering.

Notable customers

  • Airbus uses TensorFlow to extract information from its satellite images and deliver valuable insights to its clients.

  • Paypal is using TensorFlow to stay at the cutting edge of fraud detection. It has been able to recognise patterns in fraudulent activities to increase security.

  • Twitter uses TensorFlow to rank tweets on its platform which allows users to see the most important tweets on their timeline. 

2 | Amazon AI - Amazon Lex

Business Overview

Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. Amazon Lex provides the advanced deep learning functionalities of automatic speech recognition for converting speech to text, and natural language understanding to recognize the intent of the text. To enable you to build applications with highly engaging user experiences and lifelike conversational interactions.

Benefits of Amazon Lex

  • Easy to use - Amazon Lex provides an easy-to-use console to guide you through the process of creating your own chatbot in minutes. You supply just a few example phrases and Amazon Lex builds a complete natural language model. The user can interact with using voice and text, to ask questions, get answers, and complete sophisticated tasks.

  • Cost-effective - There are no upfront costs or minimum fees for Amazon Lex. You are only charged for the text or speech requests that are made. Amazon Lex’ pay-as-you-go pricing and low cost per request make it a cost-effective way to build conversational interfaces anywhere and build a great user experience. With the Amazon Lex free tier, you can easily try Amazon Lex without any initial investment.

  • Seamless deploy and scale - With Amazon Lex, you can build, test, and deploy your chatbots directly from the Amazon Lex console. Once published, your Amazon Lex bot processes voice or text input in conversation with your end-users. Amazon Lex is a fully managed service so as your user engagement increases, you don’t need to worry about provisioning hardware and managing infrastructure to power your bot experience.

Notable customers

  • NASA uses Amazon Lex to allow its staff to easily navigate Rov-E via voice commands - an effective conversational interface when speaking with large crowds. Multi-turn dialogue management capability enables Rov-E "to talk,” answering students’ questions about Mars in an engaging way.

  • HubSpot's GrowthBot is an all-in-one chatbot which helps marketers and salespeople be more productive by providing access to relevant data and services using a conversational interface. GrowthBot allows marketers to get help creating content, researching competitors, and monitoring their analytics. 

1 | Microsoft AI - Microsoft Cognitive Services

Business Overview

Microsoft AI is a platform used to develop AI solutions in conversational AI, machine learning, data sciences, robotics, IoT, and more. 

Microsoft AI prides itself on driving innovation through; protecting wildlife, better brewing, feeding the world and preserving history. 

Its Cognitive Services is described as a “comprehensive family of AI services and cognitive APIs to help you build intelligent apps”. 

Executives

Tom Bernard Krake is the Azure Cloud Executive at Microsoft, responsible for leveraging and evaluating the Azure platform. Tom is joined by a team of experienced executives to optimise the Azure platform and oversee the many cognitive services that it provides.

Notable customers

  • Uber uses Cognitive Services to boost its security through facial recognition to ensure that the driver using the app matches the user that is on file.

  • KPMG helps financial institutions save millions in compliance costs through the use of Microsoft’s Cognitive Services. They do this through transcribing and logging thousands of hours of calls, reducing compliance costs by as much as 80 per cent.

  • Jet.com uses Cognitive Services to provide answers to its customers by infusing its customer chatbot with the intelligence to communicate using natural language.

The services:

  • Decision - Make smarter decisions faster through anomaly detectors, content moderators and personalizers.

  • Language - Extract meaning from unstructured text through the immersive reader, language understanding, Q&A maker, text analytics and translator text.

  • Speech - Integrate speech processing into apps and services through Speech-to-text, Text to speech, Speech translation and Speaker recognition.

  • Vision - Identify and analyse content within images, videos and digital ink through computer vision, custom vision, face, form recogniser, ink recogniser and video indexer.

  • Web Search - Find what you are looking for through the world-wide-web through autosuggest, custom search, entity search, image search, news search, spell check, video search, visual search and web search. 

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