Your next Boeing flight may be getting a cloud and AI upgrade, courtesy of Microsoft

Image: Boeing American airplane manufacturer Boeing recently partnered with Microsoft to leverage its Azure cloud platform to improve operational efficiency through the use of big data and artificial intelligence. Boeing will begin migrating its digital solutions to Microsoft Azure, and will make use of Microsoft services such as Cortana Intelligence and the Azure IoT Suite to improve the air travel experience. Nathaniel Crook, Microsoft’s director of enterprise sales in the Pacific Northwest, said that the announcement affects: “Anyone who has sat on a runway during a maintenance delay for longer than five minutes.” In an official blog post announcing the partnership, Microsoft noted that the collaborative effort will “enable airlines to solve business challenges by becoming more adaptive, innovative and intelligence-driven.” A big part of this will be the use…


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