Microsoft to Roll Out New Databricks Software to Help Clients Make AI Apps

Microsoft to Roll Out New Databricks Software to Help Clients Make AI Apps

News by Roberto OrosaRoberto Orosa
Published: August 18, 2023

Software development company Microsoft plans to roll out a new version of its Databricks software that aids customers with creating AI apps for their business, The Information reported on Thursday citing three people with "direct knowledge of the plans." 

Databricks is an AI-powered data analytics platform that helps companies create AI models "from scratch or repurposed open-source models," the report explained. 

However, the tech giant's plans go against OpenAI's approach of developing AI models and licensing them to partners like Microsoft, potentially hurting its business despite their partnership

The news comes just months after Microsoft announced in July a new comprehensive spending plan to meet the demand for its AI-powered product offerings. 

Earlier this year, Microsoft also began integrating AI across its suite of 365 apps with Copilot, introduced an upgraded Bing Chat and Edge browser, and launched an AI-powered tool under Azure OpenAI tech in collaboration with advertising agency Dentsu.

Microsoft to Hold 'Special Event' Sept. 21

Separately, the tech giant announced it will hold a "special event" on September 21.

While it remains unknown what the special event will be about, some media speculate announcements for its Surface laptop series, as Microsoft usually holds its Surface events around that time of year.

The event can also potentially reveal official launch dates for Copilot, as well as updates to Windows 11.

Edited by Nikola Djuric

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