Microsoft Build kicked off this week in Seattle with Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO and Scott Guthrie, EVP taking to the stage to an audience of over 5,000 to showcase new technologies to help every developer be an AI developer, building on Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.
As part of Microsoft’s commitment to trusted, responsible AI products and practices, the company announced AI for Accessibility, a new $25 million, five-year program aimed at harnessing the power of AI to amplify human capabilities for more than 1 billion people around the world with disabilities.
Additional key news highlights how Microsoft is:
Creating advancements in the intelligent edge and intelligent cloud
- Microsoft announced a joint effort with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to create a vision AI developer kit running Azure IoT Edge. This solution makes available the key hardware and software required to develop camera-based IoT solution
Harnessing the power of data and AI development for a new era
- Microsoft announced Project Kinect for Azure, a package of sensors, including our next-generation depth camera, with onboard compute designed for AI on the Edge. Building on Kinect’s legacy that has lived on through HoloLens, Project Kinect for Azure empowers new scenarios for developers working with ambient intelligence
At the forefront of multi-sense and multi-device experiences
- With Microsoft Remote Assist, customers can collaborate remotely with heads-up, hands-free video calling, image sharing, and mixed-reality annotation
- With Microsoft Layout, customers can design spaces in context with mixed reality
Giving developers the flexibility to create on any platform in any language
- With Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), developers can drastically simplify how they build and run container-based solutions without deep Kubernetes experience
Enhancing new developer on-ramps to Microsoft 365
- Microsoft announced new opportunities that help developers create smarter ways for people to work, including new tools that give them the flexibility to design experiences in the languages and frameworks of their choice. Microsoft 365, combined with insights from the Microsoft Graph, empowers developers to build intelligent applications
For more information on the news and highlights from the morning’s keynote, please visit our press microsite with key press releases below.