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Microsoft and DJI Team up to bring Advanced drones to the Industry

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Microsoft is making other manufacturers work easy by providing them Software, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Services Support.

At Microsoft Build 2018 developer’s conference, Microsoft and Chinese drone manufacturer DJI announced a new partnership that aims to bring more of Microsoft’s machine learning technology to commercial drones which will disrupt the Industry. Microsoft’s current focus is making other manufacturers to use their Latest intelligence technology, so this might be a logical partnership although drones are essentially semi-autonomous  computing devices with features like ActiveTrack, TapFly, Obstacle Avoidance, Vision positioning etc.

DJI and Microsoft also plan to offer new commercial drone solutions using Microsoft’s Azure IoT Edge and related AI technologies for agriculture, Public safety and construction industries. Microsoft and DJI are already working together on Microsoft’s FarmBeats solution, an IOT and AI platform for farmers. DJI will make sure that Azure will be preferred cloud computing partner to analyze video data etc to Improve there products.

 

DJI president, Roger Luo said today during the announcement,

“We DJI the famous drone maker excited to bring the power of aerial platforms to the Microsoft developer ecosystem, Using our new SDK, Windows developers will soon be able to employ drones, AI and machine learning technologies to create intelligent flying robots that will save businesses time and money.”

DJI is about to launch a software development kit (SDK) for Windows that will allow Windows developers to build native apps to control DJI drones as a part of this partnership. Using the SDK, developers can also integrate third-party tools for managing payloads or accessing sensors and robotics components on their drones.

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“For Microsoft, the partnership is an example of the important role IP plays in ensuring a healthy and vibrant technology ecosystem and builds upon existing partnerships in emerging sectors such as connected cars and personal wearables this partnership gives DJI access to its Azure IP Advantage program,

For additional information, please contact:

Michael Oldenburg, DJI Senior Communication Manager, North America – michael.oldenburg@dji.com

Chelsea Pohl, Microsoft Commercial Communications Manager – chelp@microsoft.com

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