How Seattle is poised to be an epicenter for machine learning and artificial intelligence

Clouds over Seattle. Flickr photo via Dan Hershman. Seattle is poised to be an epicenter for machine learning and artificial intelligence.That’s one takeaway from the inaugural Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence Summit hosted by Madrona Venture Group on Wednesday in downtown Seattle. Joseph Sirosh, corporate vice president of Data Group and Machine Learning at Microsoft, speaks at Madrona Venture Group’s machine learning event in Seattle on Wednesday. Thanks to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and a wide range of startups, the Emerald City is already known as a hub for cloud computing technology development, with Madrona Managing Director Matt McIllwain calling Seattle the “cloud capital of the world” more than two years ago. There is also a long list of Silicon Valley tech companies who have established engineering outposts in the Seattle area, including…


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