Microsoft unveils new platform to accurately calculate scores in weather-interrupted Cricket matches

Microsoft’s new platform uses data analytics in multiple areas such as playing conditions, weather and cricket grounds to come up with accurate target scores in rain-hit Cricket matches. At a conference on machine learning and data services, Microsoft unveiled an Azure machine learning-based approach for calculating target scores in weather-interrupted T20 Cricket matches. The Redmond-based company has also invited Indian developers to use its machine learning and data platforms for building digital products and solutions to transform businesses and drive inclusive growth. The aim, Microsoft says, is to “democratize access to new technologies.” Microsoft’ Cricketing platform uses machine learning, applies advanced analytics to past data and existing mathematical formulation to derive the outcome. The approach is available as a Jupyter notebook in Microsoft’s Cortana Intelligence Gallery for software developers to…


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