Gartner® named Google as a Leader in the 2022 Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud AI Developer Services report. This evaluation covered Google’s language, vision and structured data products including AutoML, all of which we deliver through Google Cloud. We believe this recognition is a reflection of the confidence and satisfaction that customers have in our language, vision, and AutoML products for developers. Google remains a Leader for the third year in a row, based upon the completeness of our vision and our ability to execute.
Developers benefit in many ways by using Cloud AI services and solutions. Customers recognize the advantages of Google’s AI and ML services for developers, such as Vertex AI, BigQuery ML, AutoML and AI APIs. In addition, customers benefit from the pace of progress in the field of Responsible AI and actionable ethics processes applied to all customer and partner solutions leveraging Google Cloud technology, as well as our core architecture including the Vertex AI platform, vision, conversational AI, language and structured data, and optimization services and key vertical industry solutions.
We believe that our ‘Leader’ placement validates this vision for AI developer tools. Let’s take a closer look at some of the report findings.
ML tools purpose-built for developers
Google’s machine learning tools have been built by developers, for developers, based on the groundbreaking research generated from Google Research and DeepMind. This developer empathy drives product development, which supports the developer community to achieve deep value from Google’s AI and ML services. An example of this is the unification of all of the tools needed for building, deploying and managing ML models into one ML platform, Vertex AI, resulting in accelerated time to production. They also cite BigQuery ML, AutoML for language, vision video and tabular data) and prebuilt ML APIs (such as speech and translation) as having high utility for developers at all levels of ML expertise to build custom AI and quickly infuse AI into their applications.
Leading organizations like OTOY, Allen Institute for AI and DeepMind (an Alphabet subsidiary) choose Google for ML, and enterprises like Twitter, Wayfair and The Home Depot shared more about their partnership with Google in their recent sessions at Google Next 2021.
Responsible AI principles and practices
Responsible AI is a critical component of successful AI. A 2020 study commissioned by Google Cloud and the Economic Intelligence Unit highlighted that ethical AI does not only prevent organizations from making egregious mistakes, but that the value of responsible AI practices for competitive edge, as well as talent acquisition and retention are notable. At Google, we not only apply our ethics review process to first party platforms and solutions, to ensure that our services design-in responsible AI from the outset, we also consult with customers and partners based on AI principles to deliver accountability and avoid unfair biases. In addition, our best-in-class tools provide developers with the functionality they need to evaluate fairness and biases in datasets and models. Our Explainable AI tools such as model cards provide model transparency in a structured, accessible way, and the What-If Tool is essential for developers and data scientists to evaluate, debug and improve their ML models.
Clear and understandable product architecture
Google Cloud’s investment in our ML product portfolio has led to a comprehensive, integrated and open offering that spans breadth (across vision, conversational AI, language and structured data, and optimization services) and depth (core AI services, with features such as Vertex AI Pipelines and Vertex Explainable AI built on top). Industry-specific solutions tailored by Google for retail, financial services, manufacturing, media and healthcare customers, such as Recommendations AI, Visual Inspection AI, Media Translation, Healthcare Data Engine, add another layer leveraging this foundational platform to help organizations and users adopt machine learning solutions more easily.
At Google Cloud, we refuse to make developers jump through hoops to derive value out of our technology; instead, we bring the value directly to them by ensuring that all of our AI and ML products and solutions work seamlessly together. To download the full report, click here. Get started on Vertex AI and talk with our sales team.
Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Cloud AI Developer Services, Van Baker, Arun Batchu, Erick Brethenoux, Svetlana Sicular, Mike Fang, May 23, 2022.
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