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Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services

By : Leif Larsen
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Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services

By: Leif Larsen

Overview of this book

Take your app development to the next level with Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services. Using Leif's knowledge of each of the powerful APIs, you'll learn how to create smarter apps with more human-like capabilities. ? Discover what each API has to offer and learn how to add it to your app ? Study each AI using theory and practical examples ? Learn current API best practices
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services
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Chapter 1. Getting Started with Microsoft Cognitive Services

You have just started on the road to learn about Microsoft Cognitive Services. This chapter will serve as a gentle introduction to the services. The end goal is to understand a bit more about what these cognitive APIs can do for you. By the end of this chapter, we will have created an easy-to-use project template. You will have learned how to detect faces in images, and have the number of faces spoken back to you.

Throughout this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Learning about some applications already using Microsoft Cognitive Services

  • Creating a template project

  • Detecting faces in images using Face API

  • Discovering what Microsoft Cognitive Services can offer

  • Doing text-to-speech conversion using Bing Speech API