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Emerging markets that are turning technology savvy are becoming the hotbed for evaluating the upcoming trends

How Microsoft Is Making Big Impact with Machine Learning

During the last two years, Microsoft has upped the ante on Machine Learning and Analytics. From hiring top notch data scientists to acquiring niche startups, Redmond has made the all the right moves to transform Azure into one of the best analytics platforms. These investments have started to pay off for the company. It has been successful in articulating and demonstrating the value of data-driven insights to governments, medical institutions, and public sector organizations.

Emerging markets that are turning technology savvy are becoming the hotbed for evaluating the upcoming trends such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. With its strong presence in India, Microsoft is partnering with the state and central government to bring the benefits of technology to the masses. The company is making Cloud, Big Data, Machine Learning, and Analytics accessible to the government agencies.

Andhra Pradesh, one of the states in Southern India that were recently split from Telangana, is busy building its core infrastructure and the new capital city. Led by the chief minister, Chandrababu Naidu, who is considered to be a tech visionary, the state is gearing up to be the future technology hubs in India. The state government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Microsoft to use technology for addressing some of the complex challenges.

Minimizing the school dropouts and increasing the employability of students is essential for the growing state of Andhra Pradesh. One of the first initiatives of its partnership with Microsoft resulted in an application that helps the state education department in predicting the school dropouts. Based on Azure Machine Learning, this tool processes complex data consisting of student performance, school infrastructure, and teacher skills to find meaningful patterns. The outcome of the analysis is used by the government to align its schemes, programs, and investments in the most important areas. Over 10,000 schools in Andhra use the cloud-based solution to predict dropouts accurately for an academic year. This is enabling the state education department to intervene at the right time to reduce the number of dropouts.

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Janakiram MSV is an analyst, advisor, and architect. Follow him on Twitter,  Facebook and LinkedIn.

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