Prague, Czech republic – May 22, 2017: Sony company logo on headquarters building on May 17, 2017 in Prague, Czech republic. Sony chief executive outlines long-term profit strategy after closing in on its highest profit in two decades.More

Sony and Microsoft are working on AI-powered cameras together. The two tech giants have announced that they’re embedding Microsoft Azure’s AI capabilities into Sony’s new image sensor, the IMX500, which comes with an onboard AI chip that processes information in real time. The chip could give cameras the power to count the number of people entering a store, for instance, or track item stock on shelves.

Sony will also build a companion app for the IMX500 that’s powered by Azure IoT. It will be designed to give