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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 data orchestration for loading data into Azure

To get data into Azure, Ocean Smart had a multitude of choices for orchestration, with a variety of suggested uses. These tools can use either a command-line interface (CLI) or graphical user interface (GUI) and have various capabilities for automating, scheduling, and triggering actions. These tools can also be local to a user's workstation for moving the data or purely reside in the Azure portal. First, we will start with the workstation-based tools:

  • AzCopy: AzCopy is a command-line tool that is installed on a user workstation or server within an organization. It is intended to be used to send files into an Azure storage account from the local computer. Using this tool requires secure connectivity using TLS to connect and send files to the storage account in the desired folder. The account that's being used can be authenticated using Azure Active Directory or using a Shared Access Signature (SAS) key....