DJI and Microsoft Will Bring Advanced Drone Tech to the Enterprise
DJI and Microsoft have announced a strategic partnership to bring advanced AI and machine learning capabilities to DJI drones, helping businesses harness the power of commercial drone technology and edge cloud computing.
Through this partnership, DJI is releasing a software development kit (SDK) for Windows that extends the power of commercial drone technology to the largest enterprise developer community in the world. Using applications written for Windows 10 PCs, DJI drones can be customized and controlled for a wide variety of industrial uses, with full flight control and real-time data transfer capabilities, making drone technology accessible to Windows 10 customers numbering nearly 700 million globally.
DJI has also selected Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud computing partner, taking advantage of its AI and machine learning capabilities to help turn aerial imagery and video data into actionable insights for thousands of businesses across the globe. DJI’s new SDK for Windows empowers developers to build native Windows applications that can remotely control drones.
In addition to the SDK for Windows, Microsoft and DJI are collaborating to develop commercial drone solutions using Azure IoT Edge and AI technologies for customers in key vertical segments such as agriculture, construction and public safety. Windows developers will be able to use DJI drones alongside Azure’s cloud and IoT toolset to build AI solutions that are trained in the cloud and deployed down to drones in the field in real time.