Microsoft hosts Artificial Intelligence Hackfest to solve real world problems

Feb 28, 2018

At Artificial Intelligence Hackfest, Microsoft is engaging government agencies and enterprise companies to leverage its AI Platform to solve problems

Artificial Intelligence Hackfest

Microsoft has hosted its first Artificial Intelligence Hackfest in the Gulf region. The event brings together private enterprises and public agencies providing services. It showcased and inspired how Microsoft’s AI and cloud capabilities could be used to solve some of the worlds pressing problems.

The intelligent cloud
is full of possibilities 

because of advancements in
artificial intelligence

Sayed Hashish – GM Microsoft Gulf 

Bring Microsoft engineers and data scientists to assist and work with participants in two categories. Organizations with problems that can be solved by AI and Machine Learning. And organizations that cognitive applications can tackle their issues. Coding and demoing using Microsoft Azure cloud platform capabilities like advanced analytics, machine-learning and natural-language processing. 

Artificial Intelligence Hackfest

AI will help society to be more productive, achieve more and be a better place.
It’s really interesting 4 days coding together.
Developers talking to developers and data scientist talking to data scientist.
As a result of that we will see real AI projects coming together.
AI is about helping organizations to manage their data. If you have the right data and analyze it in the right way,
you can use it to make better decisions and deliver more accurate AI algorithms.

Mik Chernomordikov, Microsoft Middle East and Africa engineering & innovations lead  

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