Google Cloud AutoML: AI now accessible to all Businesses

The tech giant Google which previously launched the new research initiative in 2017, to tackle the bias in AI and make the technology accessible to everyone, now has it all. In a significant development from the leading tech company, Google on Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018, unveiled “Cloud AutoML Vision" to democratize the benefits of the latest in machine learning research. The new platform is a suite of easy-to-use tools that make AI accessible to all businesses with Cloud AutoML that requires no in-depth training.

It is a world-known fact that Artificial intelligence has been emerging as an increasingly important area for Google over the last few years and Google was investing heavily in AI, particularly in machine learning. The newly launched Cloud AutoML is aimed at helping businesses with limitations of machine-learning expertise, to go beyond and build their own high-quality custom models using advanced techniques like learning2learn and transfer learning provided by the company.

“The Cloud AutoML Vision is a service that makes it faster and easier to create custom ML models for image recognition. Its drag-and-drop interface lets you easily upload images, train and manage models, and then deploy those trained models directly on Google Cloud," wrote Jia Li, head of R&D, Cloud AI, and Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist, Cloud AI, in a blog post announcing the launch.

In 2017, the Internet giant introduced Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine, to help developers with machine learning expertise easily build ML models that work on any type of data, of any size. And today, Google claims, more than 10,000 businesses are using Google Cloud AI services, including companies like Box, Rolls Royce Marine, Kewpie, and Ocado. While Google has offered pre-trained machine learning models via APIs that perform specific tasks, there was still a vacuum that needed to be filled in order to bring AI to everyone. To close this gap, and to make AI accessible to every business, Google introduced the Cloud AutoML.

Here are the remarkable features that the tool has to offer

Increased Accuracy: Cloud AutoML Vision is built on Google’s leading image recognition approaches, including transfer learning and neural architecture search technologies. This means you’ll get a more accurate model even if your business has limited machine learning expertise.

Faster turnaround time to production-ready models: With Cloud AutoML, you can create a simple model in minutes to pilot your AI-enabled application, or build out a full, production-ready model in as little as a day.

Easy-to-use: AutoML Vision provides a simple graphical user interface that lets you specify data, then turns that data into a high-quality model customized for your specific needs.

Undoubtedly, Google is leading the race to dominate Artificial Intelligence and with the launch of Cloud AutoML Vision, it proved AI is for everyone, simultaneously making sure no one is left behind.

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