Yesterday in Seattle ended the first day of the Microsoft Build conference 2017, during which the famous American Corporation has reported its activities over the past year, announced an important announcement, and also announced further development plans in various areas of their business. The conference is aimed primarily at developers. But just in case we have prepared for you a brief report on the most interesting, in our opinion, the highlights of this event.
President Satya Nadella welcomed the audience of journalists, he remembered the old days when Windows NT was a riding techniques, and even showed a photo where he is depicted in his youth (Nadella in this picture something reminiscent of the character in the famous series "Computer scientists").
A few fascinating statistics. Windows 10 managed to overcome a lath in 500 million users. 100 million monthly subscribers of Office is not a joke. More than 140 million people a month use the voice assistant Cortana. 12 million companies actively use the benefits of cloud service Azure. More than 90% of the companies listed in the Fortune 500 use Microsoft's Cloud.
After a 20-minute speech Satya Nadella moved to demonstrations of the success of the company. The Swedish company Sandvik has developed a cloud-based system (of course, on the basis of Microsoft services), which with the help of a neural network monitors the technical condition of industrial machines. If the machine's going to fail, it automatically shuts off system, preventing damage to materials and expensive equipment. The system certainly will be interesting to owners of large industries located in different countries. The audience even demonstrated the system for remote administration of the giant machines. But for ordinary users of such technology is unlikely to be of interest.
Not only the security of expensive machines care about the Satya Nadella. The safety of people on the production is also very important. That is why people need to constantly monitor with the help of smart surveillance systems controlled by artificial intelligence. Knocked over a barrel of toxic waste – safety system is immediately noticed and responded to the incident. She reported the incident to the management of the factory and all the workers through mobile phones has notified that in a certain room in the moment to be dangerous.
Go to the voice assistant Cortana, live in compact metal column, Invoke, manufactured by Harman Kardon (last year the company acquired Samsung). This device provides the highest-quality sound, covering at 360 degrees, and the upper part is the touch control panel. Customizable gadget using Windows 10 or any smartphone with installed on it the official app. Thanks to seven integrated microphones, smart column is able to distinguish the voice of its wearer from loud ambient noise. You can ask «Cortana» questions, control music playback, check your schedule, set reminders and set the alarm, be aware of the weather outside, scores of sports matches, news and so on.
Cortana will also act as assistant drivers. She will inform you about accidents and traffic jams that may hinder you to get to the designated place. It can help, not looking up from the steering wheel, make phone calls and reschedule appointments.
Another Microsoft project called Emma needs to help 10 million people suffering from Parkinson's disease, to get rid prevent them tremor in the hands. The system analyzes tremor and aligns the movement of the hand with a tiny vibratorio. This allows the person with Parkinson's to regain the ability, for example, to write or draw. The current version of the device resembles a wrist watch.
Mobile app will appear on all mobile operating systems (except Windows Phone – haha!). In addition, the application will gain the ability to control the system through a favorite of many users of the console.
For the First time we demonstrated a version of Visual Studio that is running macOS. Now familiar to millions of developers shell even on the "enemy".
Microsoft believes in the future of artificial intelligence and is actively pursuing this direction in your business. Within the company numerous teams simultaneously working on various projects, actively Sodeistvie AI. This system of translation of texts, and chats with artificial assistants, and voice control, and much, much more. What is there to say, even if the Power Point involved artificial intelligence (so that's who me for all these years break the layout!).
On this first day of the conference came to an end. Below you can find a brief video from the Microsoft Build 2017, with up to 14 minutes of real time. And don't forget that tonight will be the second day of the event, where we promise to reveal fundamentally new interface .
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