Azure AI

Make artificial intelligence (AI) real for your business today.

Create innovative AI solutions

Discover Azure AI—a portfolio of AI services designed for developers and data scientists. Take advantage of the decades of breakthrough research, responsible AI practices, 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 with tools like Jupyter Notebook, Visual Studio Code, and open-source frameworks like TensorFlow and PyTorch.

Specialized AI services for specific business scenarios

  • Modernize 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 customizable cognitive APIs for vision, speech, language, and decision making

  • Easily access sophisticated AI models with the most comprehensive portfolio of domain-specific 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—no machine-learning expertise required.

Explore 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 Machine Learning

Advanced, large-scale AI infrastructures and innovative training tools

  • Access large-scale infrastructure with hyper-clusters of thousands of state-of-the-art GPUs, providing AI accelerations that are interconnected with the latest high-bandwidth networks inside of every server.
  • Enable hybrid and multi-cloud deployments with Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes.
  • Access a breadth of AI hardware with specialized hardware like FPGAs, the most comprehensive set of GPUs, and an array of general-purpose CPUs.

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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

Airbus

"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
Airbus

NHS BSA

"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
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

Nestlé Global Security Operations Center

"MLOps is at the core of our product. Because of its reproducible ML pipelines, reusable environments for model training, versioned and registered models, and automatic model scoring, we're definitely detecting things that we missed before. Which, in terms of risk management, is really, really important."

Ignasi Paredes-Oliva: Lead Data Scientist
Nestle Italia

Oriflame

"Thanks to the power of the Azure infrastructure and the use of Azure Machine Learning, we can evaluate not 100 or 1,000 catalogues, but hundreds of thousands of options in parallel."

Jakub Orsag: R&D Manager
Oriflame

BBC

"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
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 capabilities. Quickly and easily build, train, and deploy your machine learning models using Azure Machine Learning and Azure Databricks. Use the latest tools like Jupyter and Visual Studio Code, alongside frameworks like PyTorch Enterprise, 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 Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and optimize 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

AI-powered apps

Deliver breakthrough experiences in your apps with Cognitive Services and Applied AI Services. Access industry leading AI models that are being used today by millions in products such as Office 365, Xbox and Bing. Customize these models with your own data and deploy anywhere. Only Azure provides you with access to these capabilities.

Learn how to build AI-powered apps

AI-powered apps

Virtual agents

Use Azure Bot Service to develop intelligent bots to enhance your apps—from customer support and employee productivity bots to branded virtual agents. Use natural language and speech to deliver immersive experiences and publish your bot wherever your customers are with minimal code changes.

Create your own virtual agent

Virtual agents

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.

Practice proactive maintenance

Detect failures and root cause patterns within operational data and build predictive models that help you preempt upcoming 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

Digitise 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 products with AI and machine learning resources designed specifically for practitioners.

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