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The platform, which launched in 2015, has been upgraded with a more user-friendly interface to "help customers easily deploy large-scale data mining and modeling," Alibaba Cloud said in a statement. Participating companies can collect information, discern patterns in data and adapt to new input without explicit programming.
The 2.0 version of the PAI suite of tools and algorithms "allows businesses without an AI background to make practical use of Alibaba Cloud’s ET program."
Alibaba Cloud's chief scientist, Jingren Zhou, explained that PAI 2.0 will be "an effective tool for helping people and businesses resolve practical issues." He added that Alibaba’s technology would reduce development costs and entry barriers to AI.
Some features of PAI 2.0 include more than 100 sets of algorithms that can be applied to tasks, such as data pre-processing, statistical analysis and deep-learning AI solutions.
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