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Practical Guide to Azure Cognitive Services

By : Chris Seferlis, Christopher Nellis, Andy Roberts
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Practical Guide to Azure Cognitive Services

By: Chris Seferlis, Christopher Nellis, Andy Roberts

Overview of this book

Azure Cognitive Services and OpenAI are a set of pre-built artificial intelligence (AI) solution APIs that can be leveraged from existing applications, allowing customers to take advantage of Microsoft’s award-winning Vision, Speech, Text, Decision, and GPT-4 AI capabilities. With Practical Guide to Azure Cognitive Services, you’ll work through industry-specific examples of implementations to get a head-start in your production journey. You’ll begin with an overview of the categorization of Azure Cognitive Services and the benefits of embracing AI solutions for practical business applications. After that, you’ll explore the benefits of using Azure Cognitive Services to optimize efficiency and improve predictive capabilities. Then, you’ll learn how to leverage Vision capabilities for quality control, Form Recognizer to streamline supply chain nuances, language understanding to improve customer service, and Cognitive Search for next-generation knowledge-mining solutions. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to implement various Cognitive Services solutions that will help you enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and improve the customer experience at your organization. You’ll also be well equipped to automate mundane tasks by reaping the full potential of OpenAI.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Part 1: Ocean Smart – an AI Success Story
Part 2: Deploying Next-Generation Knowledge Mining Solutions with Azure Cognitive Search
Part 3: Other Cognitive Services That Will Help Your Company Optimize Operations

Understanding what Azure OpenAI services are

Through the lens of Azure, there are several APIs available through a “gated preview,” which essentially means you must assure Microsoft that you aren’t going to use these tools for nefarious purposes. OpenAI services currently available in Microsoft Azure, allowing users to take advantage of the scalability, security, and global reach of the Azure platform, are as follows:

  • OpenAI GPT-3: OpenAI’s GPT-3 is a state-of-the-art language model that can generate human-like text. Consumers can leverage GPT-3 by making API calls to the OpenAI API using a supported programming language of choice (such as Python and JavaScript). You can use the API to generate text, translate text from one language to another, summarize text, and perform other NLP tasks.
  • OpenAI ChatGPT: After initially just providing the GPT-3 and Playground APIs, the ChatGPT API has recently been added to the list of available services through...