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Learning Microsoft Cognitive Services

By : Leif Larsen
Book Image

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
About the Reviewer
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Additional Information on Linguistic Analysis

Real-life applications using Microsoft Cognitive Services

There are some examples of applications that currently utilize Microsoft Cognitive Services. We will look at some of them here.


Most of you have probably already heard of Uber. For those that have not, here is a short summary:

Uber is an app that was created to match drivers with people looking for rides. People can open the app, and request a ride. Drivers (registered Uber drivers, that is) located nearby can then pick up the person requesting a ride. After a ride, the driver is payed through the app.

To ensure a more secure experience, a photo of the driver is sent to the passenger. This way, passengers can be safe that the driver is who they say they are. This may cause problems, as drivers may not always look like their photo. They may have grown a beard, or shaved off a beard, or similar changes may have occurred.

To account for this, Uber decided to add a new feature. Each driver needs to sign in when they are using the app...