It’s 5:15 p.m. and 60 degrees on a rainy November 30 at your home in Miami. You go to Allrecipes seeking inspiration. Behind the scenes, Cortana machine-learning technology in Microsoft’s Azure cloud service figures, “Hmm. It’s just after Thanksgiving, in the late afternoon, and chilly for Florida. Bet there’s a lot of turkey leftovers, and it’s nearly dinner time. I’ll suggest the ‘Thanksgiving in a Dish’ casserole.”
That’s how Allrecipes sees its new technology unfolding within the next several months–just part of the 19-year-old company’s major migration to Azure, said CTO John Keane in an interview today.