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Microsoft to hardsell AI to transform Indian businesses

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

on Wednesday said it would work with 650 Indian vendors to deploy its (AI) solutions for improving and transforming Indian businesses across verticals.

"We are working with our partners to bring AI to all sectors in India, which offers a huge opportunity to create a positive impact in the world over. Our partners will give solutions to solve societal and business problems," said at the company's conference here.

The Indian arm of the US-based tech firm showcased its recent AI solutions at the event on "AI for all in India", where its partners converged to drive the new disruptive

The multinational firm is working to "democratise" the AI and make it available for all, said Microsoft's Executive Vice President, Business Development,

"As we discover newer challenges in the world we live in, AI can help us find better and more sustainable solutions," she said.

Through a tie-up with firm named Forus Health, said it has put together its AI-based into Forus Health's devices to examine and evaluate a human eye.

The is expected to help in identifying diabetic retinopathy (a complication of diabetes that affects the eye) among diabetic population.

Microsoft is also working with other partners and vendors like Indian Flipkart, Indian online cab aggregator, Ola, for its automated entertainment system Ola Play among others for AI-based solutions including demand forecasting, fraud detection, customer segmentation etc.

The technology is also being put to use to forecast the agricultural output, for which Microsoft is working with the Karnataka Agricultural Price Commission, under the state's

Through the use of remote-sensing data from satellite images, the farmers are given sowing advisories for each climate and also predictions for the prices of crops such as "toor dal" depending on the output, in advance, thereby helping farmers manage their crops better.

Several of Microsoft's partners are also making use of and text analytics solutions, which make use of AI.



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First Published: Wed, March 28 2018. 16:44 IST