That's the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco this morning, where Google Cloud announced a new partner program created to help companies running Windows migrate to its cloud computing platform. With this new technology, which is now in a Private Beta according to Google, developers are able to search for specific objects within videos, a feature that could prove useful for surveillance videos, among other things.
The new API was built to help understand the overall content in videos, and extract actionable insight from that data. With Google's strong push towards machine learning, this addition gives them the power to improve their cloud and artificial intelligence efforts further than ever before.
Google says the Video Intelligence API allows developers to take advantage of Google video search capabilities even if they don't have a background in machine learning or computer vision. Kaggle is the world's largest community of data scientists, and it will provide Google the ability to broaden its reach.
The company has committed to offering its trademarked "fanatical support" to customers who choose the Google Cloud Platform, much as it now offers "fanatical support" to Office 365 clients.
Google had been offering the Machine Learning Engine on the cloud platform in beta, but now it is generally available, according to Li. "With Kaggle joining the Google Cloud team, we can accelerate this mission", Li said.
Google is betting big on its dominance in machine learning and artificial intelligence to break into the cloud market, a message that was the underlying theme on the first day of the technology giant's cloud conference that began here on Wednesday.
Google Next '17 Google Cloud is in a full-on push to build an ecosystem for itself with a fresh line of partnerships.
Earlier this month, Google and Kaggle hosted a $100,000 machine learning competition around classifying YouTube videos. To signal its investment in this business, Google brought out the big guns: SVP of Google Cloud Diane Greene spoke, of course, alongside CEO Sundar Pichai and Alphabet's executive chairman Eric Schmidt.
The partnership will help Google to address an elevated demand for customer assistance, as the adoption of the Google Cloud Platform has increased dramatically over the past year. While BigTable is used to track fast-moving data like financial information, BigQuery is more typically used for interactive analytics.
Google's partnership with SAP is a win-win situation for both companies. "We're expanding the reach of Google Cloud significantly".