Oracle was a late entrant in the cloud computing space, but since then it has been trying to catch up, adding a bundle of services for its customers and anticipating their demands. Oracle doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned, which is why it announced the launch of artificial intelligence as a service at Oracle OpenWorld.
The enterprise software also announced the launch of a new autonomous database as a service, as well as a new blockchain service. AI as a service is an extension of these services. Through this service, Oracle will provide AI tools that will help their customers to build their own applications around artificial intelligence.
According to Jack Berkowitz, Oracle’s Vice President of Products and Data Science: “One thing is we try to push use cases as far as possible. The [internal development teams] give us technology and we also drive the technology. We are the biggest customer internally. We bring together those pieces so we can build [intelligent] apps,”
Over and above the standard artificial intelligence development platform, Oracle is also offering specific services and solutions revolving around chatbots, Internet of Things, and services that feature adaptive intelligence. All these services could be made available in the near future.