Business technology major IBM on Thursday announced the opening of its Machine Learning (ML) Hub in Bengaluru, India.
IBM has already opened machine learning hubs in Toronto, San Jose, California, at IBM’s Silicon Valley Lab, Beijing, and Boblingen, Germany.
ML Hubs enables data professionals, business analysts and engineers to work with IBM data science employees to understand and master the leading tools, technologies and techniques to visualize, analyze and interpret data.
IBM experts also help visitors build and test rapid, scalable prototypes for fast deployment of their models on their organizations’ enterprises.
The hub also provides a platform for like-minded enterprises to collaborate and transform their data science processes.
75 percent of enterprise and ISV development will include cognitive/Al or machine learning functionality in at least one application, including all business analytics tools by 2018.
Gartner forecasts highest growth in India IT spending in software and IT services for 2017 which includes building new digital platforms with ML and Artificial Intelligence at the center.
IBM ML allows data scientists to automate the creation, training and deployment of operational analytic models that will support:
# Any language (eg. Scala, Java, Python)
# Any popular Machine Learning framework like (eg. Apache SparkML, TensorFlow, H2O)
# Any transactional data type
# Without the cost, latency or risk of moving data off premise
“Businesses are increasingly using machine learning to support advanced analytics across a growing range of industries and initiatives. With India’s focus on Digitization, it’s an apt time for organizations to make this transition,” Gaurav Sharma, vice president – IBM India Software Labs and Growth – IBM India and South Asia.