Without cloud computing, today’s artificial intelligence (A.I.) boom would not exist. Both the advent of cloud computing and advances in machine intelligence have made it easier for companies to deliver A.I.-based features that create new ways of engaging customers. Most companies now use cloud-based systems for complex computing tasks that require intense CPU/GPU utilization, data operations and analytics work, or other tasks that would cause a traditional, locally-managed server to have a bad day within a few minutes. A.I.-based systems typically rely on these same computing characteristics because they often require several models of the machine’s understanding of data to provide a reliable “human-like” result.
Three of the largest technology companies — Google, Amazon and IBM — have already begun to provide A.I.-based systems on top of their existing platforms in an effort to push the limits of cloud computing forward.