cognitive services

Everything I have about cognitive services

08 Mar 2021

Durable Functions Azure Functions Cognitive Search Logic Apps Cognitive Services Serverless

There are many scenarios where and AI-based enrichment pipline is applicable; anywhere when you need to enrich data with insight from AI services. Azure offers three main ways to do this, Logic Apps, Cognitive Search and Durable Functions. This articles compares and contrasts these platforms to help you decide which one suits your requirements

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03 Jan 2020

Cognitive Services Localisation Logic Apps Azure Functions Serverless Bots QnAMaker

QnAMaker is great unless you need to support multiple languages where there is no built-in solution. In this article, I'll explain how I've implemented localized QnAMaker from a single model with Logic Apps, the Translator Text API and an Azure Function.

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09 Sep 2019

Cognitive Services Document Recognition OCR

The new Cognitive Services Forms Recognizer API has a pre-built receipt recognition model. I investigated it for a customer and this is what I found out in terms of how it works, what works well, what is not so good.

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30 Aug 2018

Bots Cognitive Services Luis

The way you access Luis has changed in Bot Framework V4. Here are some tips based on what I learnt with the preview version in July 2018

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05 Feb 2018

Events Cognitive Services Bots

A preview of the AI Sercvices track at Future Decoded 2017.

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16 Oct 2017

Events Cognitive Services Bots

I'm very proud to announce that for the third consecutive year, Microsoft are sponsoring Hackference 2017. We'll be helping developers build apps with Microsoft Cognitive Services and Bot Framework

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16 Oct 2017

Events Cognitive Services Bots Machine Learning

A preview of the AI Services track at Future Decoded 2017

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06 Mar 2017

Cognitive Services Recommendations ASP.net Bots

Anyone that has ever shopped on Amazon or listened to music on Spotify will be familiar with the concept of recommendations where the user is offered recommendations of items based on browsing history, purchase history and other indicators of how the user has interacted with a product, artist etc

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06 Oct 2016

Events Cognitive Services Bots Machine Learning

A preview of the Artificial Intelligence track at Future Decoded 2016

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06 Jun 2016

Cognitive Services Computer Vision

Microsoft Cognitive Services is a set of APIs that enable developers of any platform or language to add machine learning smarts to their applications. In this article, well explore the many features of the Vision family of APIs

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07 May 2016

Cognitive Services Computer Vision

I continue to explore Microsoft Cognitive Services, specifically the Computer Vision API in .net

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07 May 2016

Cognitive Services Emotion API

One of the more interesting Cognitive APIs is the Emotion API which can analyse the emotions shown on a photo. I was very excited about this API when I first heard about it. I know this because I uploaded a selfie to it and it told me I was excited. So I thought I'd set to work on a little sample which shows how to use the Emotion API in my two favourite languages C# and JavaScript

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06 May 2016

Cognitive Services Computer Vision Azure Functions

Learn how to use the smart image re-sizing feature of the Cognitive Services Computer Vision API inside an Azure Function

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03 May 2016

Cognitive Services Computer Vision

Thumbnail generation is definitely not a new idea, but the clever bit is that not only can the API resize an image to your required height and width but it has a flag called 'Smart Crop' which identifies the 'region of interest' in the image and automatically centers the crop around that so you don't end up accidentally cutting people faces off!

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22 Mar 2016

Cognitive Services Emotion API ASP.net

This week was the annual International Day of Happiness; so i built a website ot see hwo happy you are based on your face using the Cognitive Services Emotion API

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01 Mar 2016

Cognitive Services Machine Learning

Machine Learning is one of those tech areas which has always seemed just slightly out of reach for me. In this article, I'll demystify machine learning and explain how acessible it is for regular developers

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