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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
About the Author
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Throughout this chapter we got a brief introduction to Microsoft Cognitive Services. We started off by creating a template project, to easily create new projects for the coming chapters. We tried this template by creating an example project for this chapter. Then we learned how to detect faces in images, utilizing the Face API. From there we took a quick tour of what Cognitive Services has to offer. We finished off by adding text-to-speech capabilities to our application, by using the Bing Speech API.

The next chapter will go into more details of the Vision part of the APIs. There we will learn how to analyze images using the Computer Vision API. We will dive more into the Face API, and we will learn how to detect emotions in faces, using the Emotion API. Some of this will be used to start building our smart house application.