Cloud computing, artificial intelligence on Microsoft agenda
SEATTLE вЂ” MicrosoftвЂ™s annual Build conference for software developers kicks off on Monday, giving the company an opportunity to offer updates on its computing platforms and services.
The three-day event in Seattle features sessions on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, internet-connected devices and virtual reality. It comes as Microsoft faces off with Amazon and Google to offer internet-connected services to businesses and organizations.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will speak Monday to more than 6,000 people, mostly developers who build apps for MicrosoftвЂ™s products.
Facebook had its F8 developersвЂ™ gathering last week. GoogleвЂ™s I/O conference begins Tuesday. AppleвЂ™s takes place in early June.
This is the second year in a row that Microsoft has held its conference in Seattle, not far from its Redmond, Washington headquarters.