Alibaa Cloud expands its cloud offering to new markets, advances to artificial intelligence for healthcare and manufacturing
The Chinese ecommerce giant and Cloud provider, Alibaba group announces rollout of new artificial-intelligence (AI) services for two specific industries, health care and manufacturing.
The Alibaba Cloud has christened it as ET Medical Brain and an ET Industrial Brain, each of which encompasses a number of services. The latter will give companies tools for monitoring the production process, improving energy efficiency, and predicting when maintenance will be needed.
Also Alibaba announced the launch of version 2.0 of its PAI machine learning service. The company unveiled the original PAI in 2015. The new version lets customers choose from more than 100 algorithms, supports multiple deep learning frameworks, and enables one-click application programming interface (API) deployment, according to a statement.
Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, leads the cloud infrastructure market, while Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and IBM SoftLayer are believed to be trailing most closely behind it.
Alibaba Cloud claims to have 765,000 paying customers, including Nestle and Philips. In 2014, AWS said it had 1 million customers. The biggest clouds have largely steered clear of focusing their general-purpose machine learning and AI services on industries.
Currently, Alibaba offers computing services out of data centers in Australia, mainland China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, the Middle East, Singapore, and the U.S.