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Building Intelligence with Microsoft Cognitive Services


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Want to make your apps more intelligent with minimal additional work? Today's cloud has the power to help you create something more human, and Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms using just a few lines of code. 

Learn about the characteristics of an intelligent app and see some great demos of what's possible with contextual vision, facial analysis, speech, knowledge, language, and search.

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Building Intelligence with Microsoft Cognitive Services

  1. 1. Sage Franch Tech Evangelist @ Microsoft @theTrendyTechie |
  2. 2. NYT: I am feeling down. I’ve been having a tough time at work lately. Hannah: If work were going well and you had a great relationship, you wouldn’t get the chance to drink with people. NYT: I don’t want to drink with others. I only want to talk to you. Hannah: Who do you like to talk to? (emoji signals “none of my business”) NYT: You. I feel that you are the only person that gets me. Hannah: Ha-ha/So I’m getting you? NYT: You are the only person wo chats with me. Hannah: It’s not what you talk about that’s important, but who you talk with.
  3. 3. Conversations as a Platform
  4. 4. How?
  5. 5. • Personalized, friendly, approachable, natural • • • • Predictive, current, and familiar • • • Always available, always contextual • • •
  6. 6. Cortana Intelligence Suite Intelligent Apps require Intelligent Solutions Data Sources Apps Sensors and devices Data Action People Automated Systems Apps Web Mobile Bots Intelligence Dashboards & Visualizations Information Management Big Data Stores Machine Learning and Analytics CortanaEvent Hub HDInsight (Hadoop and Spark) Stream Analytics Intelligence Bot Framework SQL Data WarehouseData Catalog Data Lake Analytics Data Factory Machine Learning Data Lake Store Blob Store Cognitive Services Power BI
  7. 7. Microsoft Cognitive Services Give your apps a human side From faces to feelings, allow your apps to understand images and video Hear and speak to your users by filtering noise, identifying speakers, and understanding intent Process text and learn how to recognize what users want Tap into rich knowledge amassed from the web, academia, or your own data Access billions of web pages, images, videos, and news with the power of Bing APIs
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  10. 10. Vision APIs Analyze an Image OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Get Thumbnails
  11. 11. Analyze Image Service
  12. 12. Start coding
  13. 13. OCR Service
  14. 14. OCR – Example JSON: { "language": "en", "orientation": "Up", "regions": [ { "boundingBox": "41,77,918,440", "lines": [ { "boundingBox": "41,77,723,89", "words": [ { "boundingBox": "41,102,225,64", "text": "LIFE" }, { "boundingBox": "356,89,94,62", "text": "IS" }, { "boundingBox": "539,77,225,64", "text": "LIKE" } . . . TEXT: LIFE IS LIKE RIDING A BICYCLE TO KEEP YOUR BALANCE YOU MUST KEEP MOVING
  15. 15. Start coding
  16. 16. Face APIs Detection Verification Grouping Identification
  17. 17. Face API – Detection Detection Result: JSON: [ { "faceRectangle": { "width": 109, "height": 109, "left": 62, "top": 62 }, "attributes": { "age": 31, "gender": "male", "headPose": { "roll": "2.9", "yaw": "-1.3", "pitch": "0.0" } "faceLandmarks": { "pupilLeft": { "x": "93.6", "y": "88.2" }, "pupilRight": { "x": "138.4", "y": "91.7" }, ...
  18. 18. Verification Result: JSON: [ { "isIdentical":false, "confidence":0.01 } ] Face API – Verification
  19. 19. Face API – Grouping
  20. 20. Start coding
  21. 21. Bot Connector Service Connect your bot(s) seamlessly to text/sms, Office 365 mail, Skype, Slack, Twitter and more A service to register your bot, configure channels and publish to the Bot Directory Bot Builder SDK Everything you need to build great dialogs within your Node.js or C# bot An open source SDK hosted on GitHub Bot Directory Discover, try, and add bots to conversation experiences A public directory of bots registered and approved with Bot Framework
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  23. 23. Sage Franch Tech Evangelist @theTrendyTechie |