Artificial intelligence and cloud computing trends to watch in 2019



The era of rapid technological change has never been like this before. Over the past few years, cloud and Artificial Intelligence have emerged as one of the most popular trends for companies and businesses across the globe. The following post emphasizes on Cloud and AI trends to watch out for in the year 2019.

Being a tech-savvy, I am pretty sure that you might be knowing the potential of such advances coming in 2019. These aspects can be genuinely transformative of the marketplace and consumer tech reality. For example, cloud computing has become one of the most integral parts of organizations as it provides an immense range of benefits in one way or the other. Whether it’s about getting rid of the heavy hardware to up-scaling/ down-scaling, this eventually results in a considerable amount of savings of the organizations.

Apart from this cloud computing offers a vast amount of flexibility, for example- infrastructure as a service (IaaS), software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). While on the other hand, artificial intelligence is like an iceberg, there is a lot hidden than what is visible. Combining both techs are changing the landscape of the corporate world; it is believed to be the future of technology as they have the potential to streamline businesses like never before. Both the techniques equip each other with immense power by enabling machines to think, act and react much like humans.

It may quite interest you to know that 90% of the cloud adopters have claimed that technology will play an essential role in their artificial intelligence initiatives in the upcoming years. In addition to this, a giant amount of investment has been made on the capabilities of AI in the cloud platforms, all thanks to Google, Amazon, Microsoft leading the charge. Cloud-AI technology can be classified into a few groups:

Cloud Machine Learning (ML) Platforms: AWS ML, Azure ML, and the upcoming Google Cloud ML-like Modern day technologies are found responsible for powering the creation of Machine learning models. Chances are there that you may encounter several difficulties in handling Google Cloud ML TensorFlow because a large number of cloud ML technologies do not allow the implementation of AI programs especially when they are coded in conventional AI.

AI Cloud Services: Fortunately, there are a few technologies that support AI platform for a business like IBM Watson, Google Cloud Vision, Microsoft Cognitive Services or Natural Language application programming. These interesting interfaces via simple API calls allow abstract complex AI capabilities. As a result, AI capabilities can be incorporated without even investing in sophisticated AI infra.

How can businesses adopt artificial intelligence with the cloud?

One of the popular forms, businesses are trending towards are chatbots to enhance online presence. With the incorporation of Natural Language Processing system, conversations with chatbots seem to be more ‘real.’ And why not as they are enriched with Neural Networking, predicting user-intent and executing the required dialog flow.

The use of AI technology to improvise the way they operate and keep them ahead of their competitors. The most significant benefit offered by such technology is the ability to improve the efficiency of the businesses. Tedious tasks such as predictive maintenance, product design, or streamlining logistics and cloud can become cheaper and easier to adopt. As a result, the combination of AI and cloud is shaping up to be a disruptive force across a lot of industry verticals.

Cloud, when stood alone, had the capability of becoming a significant computing commodity in several fields. But with the emergence of AI, businesses can quickly enhance their requirement in the market. With the help of artificial intelligence, Cloud computing gets much easy to protect, scale and handle. Above that, as the businesses are getting on the cloud, more it needs to be integrated with AI to attain efficiency. I firmly believe that a point will come when no cloud technology would be existing without artificial intelligence.

Author Bio: Charles Richards working as a Business Analyst at TatvaSoft UK is a software development & Big Data Company in London. Besides his profession, Charles likes to share some new and trending technical aspects.