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Practical Guide to Azure Cognitive Services

By : Chris Seferlis, Christopher Nellis, Andy Roberts
Book Image

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


With all the documents related to transactions, purchases, sales, quality, and many more aspects of day-to-day operations at Ocean Smart, many details surrounding these documents can be easily overlooked. Employees are frequently looking for documentation for the purposes of audit retrieval, paperwork related to purchases, and many other uses. Without the ability to extract the additional insights from the documents loaded into the index, it can prove difficult to find these documents if not well organized. Because Ocean Smart is now able to have these additional details in an easy-to-use search interface, finding related paperwork is easier than ever.

This details just one of the many use cases that can be deployed with Cognitive Search. Whether processing incoming payment documents, transcribing and translating recorded audio files to enhance the customer service experience, or indexing video files for speaker and content extraction, Cognitive Search is the foundation...