Machine learning’s biggest job

When Satya Nadella made machine learning the centerpiece of the Microsoft Build conference, I think it became official: 2016 is the year of machine learning. All the major clouds now have (or will soon have) machine learning APIs. In fact, InfoWorld’s Martin Heller has already reviewed the machine learning services offered by AWS, Azure, and IBM Cloud. Even more telling, just a couple of years ago only a handful of machine learning startups were out of stealth; now there are, what, a thousand? [ The InfoWorld reviews: IBM Watson stakes again. • Azure Machine Learning is for pros only. | Get a digest of the day’s top tech stories in the InfoWorld Daily newsletter. ]Oddly, Nadella’s Build talk revolved around intelligent bots, which operate a little like today’s highly annoying interactive…


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