Microsoft announced the public preview of its Project Bonsai at the Build Developer conference, which is a novel machine teaching service. The tech giant acquired Bonsai in 2018, a machine-teaching company that created simulation tools and various machine learning mechanisms to make a deep re-enforcement platform that can be helpful in industrial control systems.
Project Bonsai rolled out by Microsoft for Machine Teaching
Project Bonsai focuses on building a platform that enables businesses to manage and teach their autonomous machines with ease. Microsoft mentioned the same in its press materials as,
“With Project Bonsai, subject-matter experts can add state-of-the-art intelligence to their most dynamic physical systems and processes without needing a background in AI,”
Public Preview of Project Bonsai
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Microsoft Spokesperson told news site Tech Crunch that “The public preview of Project Bonsai builds on top of the Bonsai acquisition and the autonomous systems private preview announcements made at Build and Ignite of last year.”
The company envisions to provide autonomous system building capacity to customers
Project Bonsai is just the initial step to the tech giants’ future vision of helping the customers to build their autonomous systems. Microsoft also propagates the benefits of machine teaching as compared to the various other machine learning practices. The machine teaching approach is transparent and is more comfortable for the engineers and developers to debug the systems which do not perform as needed.
Project Moab also announced
Microsoft also announced Project Moab, which is a balancing robot that can help developers and engineers understand the basics of building real-world control systems. The project helps to teach the robot about balancing a ball on a platform held by three arms. The user would be able to 3D-Print the robot or purchase one.
GM of Autonomous Systems speaks about project Moab
Mark Hammond, the general manager of Microsoft Autonomous Systems, said, “You can quickly take it into areas where doing it in traditional ways would not be easy, such as balancing an egg instead,”
He added, “The point of the Project Moab system is to provide that playground where engineers tackling various problems can learn how to use the tooling and simulation models. Once they understand the concepts, they can apply it to their novel use case.”