Google Uses AI to Lure New Cloud Customers

Shutterstock photo By Jack Nicas Google is pitching its artificial-intelligence software to commercial customers in a bid to catch rivals in the increasingly lucrative business of renting its computer servers to other companies. The Alphabet Inc. unit has fallen behind competitors Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in so-called cloud computing, a rapidly growing business in which tech firms host other companies’ digital businesses on their servers. Forrester Research estimates roughly $10.8 billion in cloud revenues for Amazon this year, $10.1 billion for Microsoft and $3.9 billion for Google. A core part of Google’s cloud strategy is artificial intelligence. Wednesday, Google said it would start letting cloud customers tap into two software programs it has used internally to draw meaning from text and convert speech to text. The programs use so-called…


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