Google is planning to use its cloud platform to package artificial intelligence services that are more relevant to multiple industries.
The company outlined more details behind its plans to create prepackaged AI services. At Google Cloud Platform's Next '18 conference last month, the company said it would aim to bundle AI for business use cases.
Google's approach is worth noting because the cloud giants--AWS and Microsoft Azure--are likely to do something similar. The reality around AI is that there are specific industry use cases--think oil and gas, retail and manufacturing--but a broad set of functions that every company will need to use.
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Enter Google's prepackaged AI approach. These prepackaged AI services will be mostly delivered through partners and also come with reference architectures and best practices.
The first batch of these prepackaged AI services include the following:
Add it up and AI cloud services may veer from the typical vertical selling approach deployed by enterprise software vendors. AI is also going to be horizontal and cloud vendors may fare better with that approach and leave the customization to enterprises.