Microsoft Plans AI Service With Databricks

Microsoft (MSFT.O) plans to sell a new version of Databricks software that helps customers make AI apps for their businesses.

The Information was reported on Thursday, citing people with direct knowledge of the plan.

The report added that Databricks – a data analytics platform that uses artificial intelligence, which Microsoft would sell through its Azure cloud-server unit – helps companies make AI models from scratch or repurpose open-source models as an alternative to licensing OpenAI’s proprietary ones.

In July, Microsoft laid out an aggressive spending plan to meet demand for its AI services.

The company has started integrating AI functionality across its products such as Azure, Microsoft 365, GitHub and several developer tools.