Taking Advantage of AI easily with Azure Cognitive Services

Date: 06 Mar 2019
Location: Las Vegas NV
Event name: VS Live Las Vegas
Duration: 75 minutes


Data Science and Artificial Intelligence are fascinating areas of computing. Microsoft is betting a lot on these new technologies, but we are also aware that data scientists are highly trained professionals, and that not every software developer can create and maintain complex data models, perform linear algebra or purchase expensive GPU rigs to run these models. This is exactly why we created Cognitive services. This suite of services offers pre-trained models that you can use out-of-the-box to perform operations in Vision, Speech, Knowledge, Search and Language. In this session, Laurent Bugnion, a Cloud Developer Advocate with Microsoft will show you how you can use cognitive services to enhance your applications with advanced capabilities, how you can refine the trained models with your own data and how you can integrate Cognitive Services with other Azure services to automate tasks.

Sample code (GitHub):


You can browse, fork, download the sample source code on GitHub.

Functions Xamarin Getting Started (GitHub):


You can browse, fork, download the Functions Xamarin Getting Started on GitHub.
Complete Serverless example with Xamarin client

Custom Vision with Xamarin.Forms (GitHub):


You can browse, fork, download the Custom Vision with Xamarin.Forms on GitHub.
An example using http://customvision.ai to recognize apples from oranges (and bananas), complete with Xamarin.Forms client

More cognitive samples (GitHub):


You can browse, fork, download the More cognitive samples on GitHub.
Samples using cognitive services and Azure Functions with blob triggers