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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
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Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services
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Connecting the pieces

Until now, we have seen all the different APIs, mostly as individual APIs. The whole idea behind the Smart-House application is to utilize several APIs at the same time.

Throughout this chapter, we will add a new intent in LUIS. This intent is for getting the latest news, optionally for different topics.

Further on, we want to actually search for news, using Bing News API. We will do so by allowing the end user to speak a command, converting spoken audio to text, with the Bing Speech API.

When we have some news articles, we want to get the headline, publishing date, and description. In case there is a corresponding image to the article, we want to get a description of the image. We will do this by adding the Computer Vision API.

With all the news article information in place, we want to get that read back to us. We will do this by converting text to spoken audio.

Creating an intent

Let us start by adding our new intent. Head over to, and log on with the...