The Lab will be used to train new developers building AI solutions.
Kubota Corporation and Microsoft announced a multi-year strategic alliance aimed at accelerating Kubota’s digital transformation. Through the alliance, Kubota will migrate its IT infrastructure and SAP mission-critical systems onto Microsoft Azure’s cloud platform.
By standardising on Microsoft Azure, Kubota aims to streamline its business operations, accelerate innovation, and shift to a solution provision model. Additionally, the companies will develop new AI-based solutions for businesses in the areas of food, water and the environment.
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Kubota will also work with Microsoft to launch a new AI Machine Learning Lab focused on accelerating innovations. The Lab will be used to train new developers building AI solutions, and Kubota will explore the application of AI in its business operations and for developing new services for customers in areas such as agriculture, water system infrastructure and the environment. Microsoft will leverage its knowledge and advanced technologies available within Azure Machine Learning to support Kubota’s AI initiatives.
Furthermore, the companies aim to also explore innovative projects for a more sustainable future that utilise technology based on Kubota’s and Microsoft’s sustainability initiatives.