Microsoft - Xiaomi MoU: AI services, Cloud & Laptop-type device support

The two big tech companies – Xiaomi & Microsoft – have signed a strategic MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) and this Microsoft – Xiaomi MoU will support in cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and laptop-type devices.

Microsoft – Xiaomi MoU

The pact will help in accelerating Xiaomi’s leadership in mobile, smart devices and services, and will allow Microsoft to reach more users around the world who are using Xiaomi products.

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Highlights of Microsoft – Xiaomi MoU

The focus of Microsoft – Xiaomi MoU will be on the following aspects:

  1. Cloud support: Here, both the companies will explore ways to utilize Microsoft Azure cloud platform to support Xiaomi’s user data storage, bandwidth, computing and other cloud services in international markets.
  2. Laptop-type devices: As per MoU, Microsoft will co-market Xiaomi laptops and laptop-type devices running Windows in international markets.
  3. Microsoft Cortana and Mi AI Speaker: In future, you shall be able to use Cortana with Mi AI Speaker. It can be possible because both companies are discussing opportunities to integrate Cortana with AI-powered speakers of Mi.
  4. AI services collaboration: Both the tech companies are planning to explore multiple cooperative projects based on a broad range of Microsoft AI technologies and Microsoft AI products.

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Examples of Microsoft AI technologies: Computer Vision, Speech, Natural Language Processing, Text Input, Conversational AI, Knowledge Graph and Search, etc.

Examples of Microsoft AI products and services: Bing, Edge, Cortana, XiaoIce, SwiftKey, Translator, Pix, Cognitive Services and Skype.

Furthermore, we can say that the collaboration among big tech companies -Microsoft and Xiaomi – will be tactically beneficial for those who have interest in cloud computing & Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Hence, wait for future to scrutinize – How much healthy & benefit able for us on perspective of price & tech!

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Megha Jain

Engg & Freelance Author

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