Google Cloud’s Latest AI, ML Updates and More


Artificial intelligence is used in loads of business scenarios. In some instances, organizations use data and machine learning to solve some of their most challenging problems, and have seen incredible returns. According to McKinsey Global Institute, the companies that absorb AI in their workflows by 2025 are set to dominate the 2030 world economy.

McKinsey even forecasts colossal growth, predicting 120 percent above cash-flow increases, a fairly significant number that Google Cloud hopes to capitalize on. Recently the cloud services provider released several AI/machine learning-oriented capabilities to assist organizations in doing just that. There are some challenges, however, in doing that, and according to Craig Wiley, Director, Product Management, Google CloudAI Platform, “Machine learning (ML) systems have a special capacity for creating technical debt if not managed well. He added in a blog post:

Google Cloud has a few goals with its AL/ML line of products designed to make it easier to perform certain business tasks. The first – unifying ML system development and operations. As such, the company announced a hosted offering for building and managing ML pipelines on the AI Platform earlier this year. Google Cloud said it would soon extend a fully-managed service for ML pipelines in preview this month.

The platform aims to simplify the management of models at scale and to help data scientists focus on models at risk of not meeting business objectives. “Continuous monitoring should be available by the end of 2020,” Google Cloud added in a statement. The foundation of the organization’s new tool serves as a machine learning metadata management service within the AI platform. It should have several implications, too, including boosting productivity across the board along with reducing development cycles, increasing deployment speed, etc.

Google Cloud also introduced Google Workspace, which boasts a host of useful features. The all-new user experience brings together tools like chat, email, voice, and video calling into a single, unified interface. This is the 14th rebrand of Google’s business productivity suite, most recently known as ‘G Suite.’ The suite includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, Chat, and more.

Google Meet even got a recent makeover, just in time for the school year. There’s the use of new digital whiteboards with Jamboard. The feature helps students and teachers collaborate whilst educators retain control over who can edit the whiteboard. There are also breakout rooms, attendance reports, Q&A capabilities, and polling.

Google Cloud is on a clear mission to beef up its functionalities in both the education and enterprise spaces – all given a massive nudge by the novel Coronavirus. The company told its employees they could work from home until July 2021, while its competitor Microsoft, is letting its employees work from home for good.

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