Cognitive Services

Infuse your apps, websites and bots with intelligent algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret your user needs through natural methods of communication. Transform your business with AI today

Use AI to solve business problems

Vision

Image-processing algorithms to smartly identify, caption and moderate your pictures.

Speech

Convert spoken audio into text, use voice for verification or add speaker recognition to your app.

Knowledge

Map complex information and data in order to solve tasks such as intelligent recommendations and semantic search.

Search

Add Bing Search APIs to your apps and harness the ability to comb billions of web pages, images, videos and news with a single API call.

Language

Allow your apps to process natural language with pre-built scripts, evaluate sentiment and learn how to recognise what users want.

"Because the Cognitive Services APIs harness the power of machine learning, we were able to bring advanced intelligence into our product without the need to have a team of data scientists on hand."

Aaron Edell, Chief Product Owner, GrayMeta

Cutting-edge tech companies use Microsoft’s APIs everyday

  • Uber
  • GrayMeta
  • Pic Collage
  • Cloudinary
  • Dixons Carphone
  • Prism Skylabs
  • GrayMeta
  • Blucup
  • Prism Skylabs
  • DutchCrafters

Enhance security with a face

Use the Face API to verify a selfie for smart authentication. Signing in with visual identity verification is becoming an additional security layer for many industries. Microsoft’s Face API can compare portraits, giving it amazing flexibility in uncontrolled scenarios.

See how UBER is doing this at the moment!

Express dramatic moments in an instant

Quickly retrieve surprised, happy or sad celebrity images out of millions by combining multiple APIs. Search through video frames to pull out the perfect moment for your content. Never let an abundance of untagged footage be a deterrent for your ability to serve up contextual content when you need it.

See how GrayMeta is doing this at the moment!

Engage your customers through chat

Bring together Cognitive Service APIs and Bot Framework to engage your audience on a whole new level. Build a bot that embodies your brand, addresses your customers’ main questions and escalates to a human operator if needed.

See how Dixons Carphone is doing this at the moment!

Enable great voice interactions with speech customisation

With the Custom Speech Service, you can build great voice interactions between your systems and your users. Enhance speech recognition using background noise reduction and complex technical word training.

See how Human Interact is doing this at the moment!

Explore our featured demos

Emotion API

The Emotion API takes a facial expression in an image as an input, and returns the confidence across a set of emotions for each face in the image, as well as the bounding box for the face, using the Face API.

Explore the Emotion API demo

Computer Vision API

This feature returns information about visual content found in an image. Use tagging, descriptions and domain-specific models to identify content and label it with confidence.

Explore the Computer Vision API demo

Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS)

Our Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS) provides simple tools that enable you to build your own language models, which allow any application or bot to understand your commands and act accordingly.

Explore the LUIS demo

Speaker Recognition API

Identify who is speaking. Input audio of the unknown speaker is paired against a group of selected speakers, and in the case a match is found, the speaker’s identity is returned.

Explore the Speaker Recognition API demo

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Cognitive Services are part of the Microsoft AI Platform

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Compose intelligent applications, customised to your organisation’s availability, security and compliance requirements.

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Leverage a set of comprehensive tools and frameworks to build, deploy and operationalise AI products and services at scale.