Give Cognitive Abilities To Your Apps With Azure Cognitive Services

by Nov 27, 2019

Make Intelligent Apps That Speak, Understand & Think With Azure Cognitive Services.

What is Azure Cognitive Services?

A comprehensive family of AI services and cognitive APIs to help you build intelligent apps.

What are the various services available under the family of Azure Cognitive Services?

Decision , Speech, Language, Vision and Web search.

Let us go in quick detail about each of these services…

Decision :- Let your apps make smarter decisions quicker.  Other Services related to this are.   

1. Content Moderator   – Moderates text, video, and image content .

2. Anamoly Detector    – Helps foresee problems before they occur

3. Personaliser            – Create rich, tailored interactions using this easy-to-use API.

Speech :- Using this service integrate speech processing into your apps and other services. Below is the list of services which are part of  Speech Services…

1.Speech-To-Text : Swiftly convert audio into text from a variety of sources and customize models  to overcome speech recognition barriers, such as unique vocabularies ,speaking styles or background noise.

2.Text-To-Speech  :  Convert text to lifelike speech for more natural interfaces.

3.Speech Translation : Integrate real-time speech translation into your apps.       

4.Speaker Recognition : Identify and verify the people speaking based on audio. Currently under preview.

Language : –  Allows meaning to be extracted from unstructured text.Azure Cognitive Services has the following APIs ..

1.Language Understanding :  A machine learning-based service to build natural language understanding into apps, bots and IoT devices. This allows you to quickly create enterprise-ready, custom models which continuously improve. 

2.QnA Maker   :  QnA Maker is a cloud-based API service that lets you create a conversational question-and-answer layer over your existing data.

3.Text Analytics  : By using API,you can detect sentiments, key phrases, named entities and language from your text.

Vision :To identify and analyse content within images, videos and digital ink

1.Custom Vision  :  An AI service and end-to-end platform for applying computer vision to your specific scenario.Build frictionless customer experiences, optimise manufacturing processes, accelerate digital marketing campaigns—and more.

2.Computer Vision: Add leading-edge computer vision technology to your apps with just an API call.Pair this service with Immersive Reader which will turn pictures of text into words read aloud. Extend your apps to more users with image description feature.Deploy this service anywhere. 

3.Face:With this service your app can detect human faces in an image, including small, sideways, and blurry faces.Using this service you can organize images into groups based on similarities and even identify previously tagged people in images.This API now integrates emotion recognition returning the confidence across a set of emotions for each face in the image such as anger, contempt, disgust, fear, happiness, neutral, sadness and surprise.

4.Video Indexer:This helps you gain valuable insights from your audio and video files  by automatically extracting metadata such as spoken words, written text, faces, speakers, celebrities, emotions, topics, brands and scenes .

What are the similar services from other cloud service provider:

Azure Cognitive Services   –  AWS Rekognition, Google Cloud Vision.

Azure Speech Services     – Amazon Polly, Amazon Lex,Google WaveNet.


For more information on Azure Cognitive Services visit Azure Cognitive Services.

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