Sunday, October 07, 2018

IOT208 – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence using the Microsoft Cognitive Services


Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasises the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. AI is all the rage these days. However, unless you have a PhD in AI, AI programming remains an elusive field to many developers. But this should not be the case. What most developers want is the ability to integrate AI capabilities into their applications, wihout knowing the nuts and bolts of how AI works.  

The Microsoft Cognitive Services is a suite of AI services and APIs to help developers integrate AI capabilities into their applications without needing to build the AI services from scratch. Developers simply need to choose the relevant algorithms from the Cognitive Services for their needs and requirements. Using the various services, applications can:
Make smart recommendations
Perform language translations
Use machine vision to recognise users and emotions
Perform web searches
Perform speech recognition

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