Microsoft has expressed its desire to develop a software that can help both the chemical and mechanical engineers to teach devices such as robots, drills, and drones where to go, how to behave, and how to retain safe conditions. Relatively, the software developer and its rivals in the industry are spending a lot of time discussing the learning from a machine. Now, Microsoft has started talking about this technology known as 'machine teaching.'
Microsoft Corp. does not mean the software it wants to develop would send robots to classrooms. Instead, in this world, "where factories and wind farms will increasingly run on autonomous systems," drones, through the software, are to crisscross cities to deliver packages, and robots are to operate in underground mines.
An Already Existing Software
Last year, Microsoft acquired Bonsai that develops this kind of software, combined it with some research studies, and has now expanded a preview for the software for a potential customer to try it. As the company attempts to market and sell more of its cloud software called Azure to different industrial companies, it seeks to make these kinds of independent programs a beneficial part of that selection. Most customers are quite familiar with software like this as there is one that mainly teaches a car how to self-drive, but Microsoft wants to leave that one to the world's Teslas.
Middle of this year, the software maker started to restrict the preview of its software that could extend to around 50 customers. This particular software lets the engineers set up criteria and rules on how autonomous devices should work and function, anything from a place an arm of a robot should begin, the next thing it should do, and all other different possibilities there are. Relatively, the engineers utilize a simulation software from Microsoft or any of its partners to set up a set of lessons, an electronic course.
The Software's Promise
Specifically, Microsoft has suggested, too, that the software it plans to create can work well for drones that check the wind turbines and power lines for a disaster recovery operation where independent devices scout out the conditions that may be dangerous for human rescuers. Incidentally, Microsoft is also in partnership with MathWorks Inc., makers of modeling and simulation software used by big companies like Airbus and Toyota, to allow its programs to operate with those of Microsoft's.
According to Microsoft, its independent software approach mixes the human experience power with the capacity to adapt to changing occurrences through a type of artificial intelligence (AI), also known as 'reinforcement learning.' For instance, Shell uses the tools to train its drills in the traditional or old-fashioned manner with a set of rules set by human experts.