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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)
1
Part 1: Ocean Smart – an AI Success Story
5
Part 2: Deploying Next-Generation Knowledge Mining Solutions with Azure Cognitive Search
10
Part 3: Other Cognitive Services That Will Help Your Company Optimize Operations

Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

Code in text: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: “The demo app will also require a script to run when the container is executed. Create a file called docker-entrypoint.sh with the following contents."

A block of code is set as follows:

#!/bin/bash
python manage.py collectstatic --noinput
python manage.py migrate
python manage.py createsuperuser --noinput

When we wish to draw your attention to a particular part of a code block, the relevant lines or items are set in bold:

pipenv install azure-ai-formrecognizer

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

az cognitiveservices account keys list \
--name OceanSmartCh14ContentModerator \
--resource-group Chapter14

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see on screen. For instance, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in bold. Here is an example: “After you remind the user not to send personal information to a bot, repeat the dialog by adding Dialog Management -> Repeat this dialog.

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