Cognitive Services are a set of pre-trained APIs from Microsoft that allow developers to develop applications that use AI without having to build ML models. With their support for edge deployment, developers can build applications that use powerful AI algorithms to interpret, listen, speak, and see on devices such as a drone.
There are five main categories of APIs:
Many of these APIs are now customizable to meet the specific needs of companies and their customers. In this chapter, we will look at an overview of each service category and go through a number of examples.