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

Decision

Build apps that surface recommendations for informed and efficient decision-making.

Vision

Recognise, identify, caption, index and moderate your pictures, videos and digital ink content.

Speech

Convert speech into text and text into natural-sounding speech. Translate from one language to another and enable speaker verification and recognition.

Search

Add Bing Search APIs to your apps and harness the ability to comb billions of webpages, 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 APIs every day

  • Uber
  • GrayMeta
  • Pic Collage
  • Cloudinary
  • Dixons Carphone
  • Pivothead
  • vigiglobe
  • 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.

Express dramatic moments in an instant

Quickly retrieve surprised, happy or sad celebrity images out of lakls 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.

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.

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.

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Computer Vision

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.

Language Understanding (LUIS)

Our Language Understanding 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.

Speaker Recognition

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

Neural Text to Speech

Applying the latest in deep learning innovation, the Neural Text to Speech capability makes the voices of your apps nearly indistinguishable from recordings of people. The natural inflection and clear articulation significantly reduce listening fatigue when interacting with AI systems.

Conversation Transcription

Get the most out of every minute. Combine Conversation Transcription with the Speech Services Device SDK to support meeting scenarios so participants can equally engage in the discussion, know who said what when and quickly follow up on next steps.

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Cognitive Services are part of the Microsoft AI Platform

Services

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

Infrastructure

Services and tools backed by best-of-breed infrastructure enterprise grade security, availability, compliance and manageability.

Tools

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