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Drive business results and improve customer experiences with AI solutions

Create innovative AI solutions

Discover Azure AI—a portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) services designed for developers and data scientists—to do more with less. Take advantage of the decades of breakthrough research, responsible AI practises, and flexibility that Azure AI offers to build and deploy your own AI solutions. Access high-quality vision, speech, language, and decision-making AI models through simple API calls, and create your own machine learning models using an AI supercomputing infrastructure, familiar tools like Jupyter Notebooks and Visual Studio Code, and open-source frameworks like TensorFlow and PyTorch—all backed by Microsoft's responsible AI principles.

Specialised AI services for specific business scenarios

  • Modernise business processes with task-specific AI to solve for common scenarios.
  • Accelerate development with built-in business logic that enables you to launch solutions in days—not months.
  • Run responsibly anywhere with security that extends from the cloud to intelligent edge.

Explore Applied AI Services

A comprehensive family of customisable cognitive APIs for vision, speech, language, and decision making

  • Easily access sophisticated AI models, including OpenAI models, with the most comprehensive portfolio of AI capabilities on the market.
  • Build confidently with the first AI services to achieve human parity in computer vision, speech, and language.
  • Deploy anywhere from the cloud to the edge with containers.
  • Get started quickly and customise solutions to meet your own unique requirements.

Explore Azure Cognitive Services

An end-to-end platform for building, training, and deploying machine learning models

  • Develop with your choice of tools with Jupyter Notebook, drag-and-drop designer, and automated machine learning.
  • Create and deploy models at scale using automated and reproducible machine learning workflows.
  • Innovate responsibly with a rich set of built-in responsible capabilities to help you understand, protect, and control data, models, and processes.
  • Build your way with best-in-class support for open-source frameworks and languages including MLflow, Kubeflow, ONNX, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Python, and R.

Explore Azure Machine Learning

A purpose-built AI supercomputing infrastructure for accelerating innovation

  • Optimise your most complex AI workloads, including large-scale model training and inference.
  • Quickly train machine learning models at scale and expand your next-gen AI capabilities with resources from the AI at Scale initiative.
  • Choose from a portfolio of AI-optimised virtual machines, including Azure N-series VMs, and enjoy the latest in GPU performance and networking.

Explore Azure AI Infrastructure

Why Azure for AI?

Build on your terms

Access frameworks, tools, and capabilities for developers and data scientists of any skill level.

Deploy mission-critical AI solutions

Use the same proven AI services that power AI capabilities in Xbox, HoloLens, and Microsoft Teams.

Apply AI responsibly

Get tools, services, and guidelines to help you use AI responsibly, while also preserving data privacy, transparency, and trust.

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See how customers are innovating with Azure AI


"We've always been sitting on a lot of data, but we needed Azure and AI to unlock its potential and find the interesting nuggets in those billions of data points."

Charlie Rohlf, Associate Vice President, Stats Technology Product Development National Basketball Association


"Only Microsoft offered the proven, cutting-edge technologies and models that have been trained on Microsoft data sets on a very large scale and are available completely disconnected.... All of this accelerates our time to market, and that has been the key differentiator for us."

Marcel Rummens, Product Owner of Internal AI Platform


"We believe that we can do so much more by using AI to read our documentation, to read more fields on that, and to read handwritten info, and to use that AI engine to deliver better taxpayer value, to deliver better outcomes, and deliver better patient safety."

Michael Brodie, Chief Executive, NHS

Walgreens Boots Alliance

"Because of the work Microsoft had already put into developing the Healthcare Bot service, we were able to put our COVID-19 response chatbot into production in less than a week."

Ankur Jain, Principal Architect, Digital Engineering, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance


"Serving the public conversation means continuing to take the right steps to make Twitter accessible to all. We've been working in the open to make Spaces more accessible for people with disabilities. Partnering with Microsoft Azure Speech-to-Text allows us to accelerate our progress."

Nick Caldwell, General Manager of Core Tech, Twitter


"We're building a voice service for all our diverse audiences. Azure gives us the opportunity to deliver what we see is the future of content."

Ian Walker, Head of Communications, Digital, BBC

Make AI real for your business today across the cloud and the edge

Machine learning

Only Azure empowers you with the most advanced machine learning and deep learning capabilities. Quickly and easily build, train, and deploy your machine learning models using Azure Machine Learning and Azure Databricks. Deliver high-powered performance to your AI workloads using an AI supercomputing infrastructure that combines the latest NVIDIA GPUs and InfiniBand networking. Use familiar tools like Jupyter and Visual Studio Code, alongside frameworks like PyTorch on Azure, TensorFlow, and Scikit-Learn. Expand your data science teams and create models faster with low-code and no-code tools like automated machine learning and a drag-and-drop interface. Plus, easily deploy at scale with managed online endpoints or Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and optimise machine learning inferencing with ONNX Runtime.

Start building machine learning solutions today with these resources

Machine learning

Knowledge mining

Uncover latent insights from all your content—documents, images, and media—with Azure Cognitive Search. Using the only cloud search service with built-in AI capabilities, discover patterns and relationships in your content, understand sentiment, extract key phrases and more.

Learn more about knowledge mining solutions

Knowledge mining

Conversational AI

Develop enterprise-grade conversational AI experiences while maintaining control of your data with Azure Bot Service. Build multilingual and multimodal bots for nearly any scenario—from sales to customer support to employee productivity.

Learn more about conversational AI solutions

Conversational AI

Document process automation

Turn documents into usable data at a fraction of the time and cost by automating information extraction with Azure Form Recogniser. Accelerate document processing to accurately extract text, key-value pairs, tables, structures, and other actionable information from your documents.

Learn more about document process automation solutions

Machine translation

Support a wide range of use cases, including translation for call centres, web page localisation, enterprise internal communications, and e-discovery. Translate text and documents in real time or in batches across more than 100 languages and dialects using the latest innovations in neural machine translation.

Learn more about machine translation solutions

Machine translation

Speech transcription

Transcribe speech to text with high accuracy, produce natural-sounding text-to-speech voices, and translate spoken audio with Speech service.

Learn more about speech transcription and analytics solutions

Speech transcription

Explore AI use cases by industry

Modernise finance operations and combat crime

Use AI to deliver insights that help you prevent fraud, automate payment processing, and deliver improved customer experiences. Learn more about Azure for financial services.

Combat financial crime

Prevent fraud with machine learning models that detect anomalies, enhance knowledge graphs to find relationships between disparate entities, and identify suspicious behaviour within financial systems.

Improve customer experiences

Understand your customers and improve their experiences with intelligent contact centres, personalised portfolio management, and proactive offers powered by AI.

Modernise core banking

Enable process automation and uncover insight from unstructured data, with form recognition and natural language processing, and use AI to fuel faster, optimised and more secure operations.

Improve operations throughout your supply chain

Reduce unexpected downtime, improve product quality and forecasting, and streamline operations throughout your supply chain with AI on Azure. Learn more about Azure for manufacturing.

Automate quality control

Increase the efficiency and accuracy of your quality inspection by using AI-enabled visual to reduce costs, eliminate defective parts, and improve your bottom line.

Practise proactive maintenance

Detect failures and root cause patterns within operational data and build predictive models that help you preempt forthcoming issues and avoid downtime for your mission-critical systems.

Enhance worker safety

Use specialised AI models to identify hazards or safety breaches, and trigger alerts for timely action.

Transform retail operations

Use AI to provide personalised customer recommendations and improve customer service with intelligent conversational agents. Learn more about Azure for retail.

Improve customer experiences

Use machine learning to understand customer trends and patterns and design campaigns and experiences that provide optimal return on investment to the business—and differentiated value to customers.

Optimise customer assistance

Take advantage of AI-enabled virtual agents to handle high volumes of customer service requests and get insights into customer sentiment to improve processes and increase accountability.

Optimise stock replenishment

Use spatial analysis to understand in-store aisle hot-spots, optimise product placements and customer traffic, and get real-time insights on checkout lines with high queue length or dwell time.

Improve patient care and aid scientific discovery

Deliver insights from health data that support predictive and personalised care, accelerate scientific discovery, and improve health outcomes. Azure for Healthcare.

Enable predictive care

Personalise patient care by providing patients with access to the health data they need to get the right care at the right time.

Improve operational outcomes

Digitize unstructured health documents to enable knowledge mining and extract actionable data and examine health insights at scale.

Accelerate innovation

Accelerate clinical research and scientific innovation with AI to improve care delivery, accelerate drug discovery, speed diagnoses, and modernise treatments.

Build your own Azure AI solutions

Learn essential AI concepts, get hands on experience, and explore the latest AI platforms and products with AI and machine learning resources designed specifically for practitioners.

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