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September 2018

Sep 24

Azure Cognitive Services—Speech Service now generally available

Speech service is now generally available, combining the following capabilities in one service: speech-to-text; text-to-speech; custom speech; and speech translation.

July 2018

Jul 16

Public preview: Speech SDK 0.5.0 for Cognitive Services

Version 0.5.0 of the Speech SDK for Cognitive Services has been released with support for UWP, .NET Standard, and Java; feature updates; and bug fixes.

June 2018

Jun 7

Cognitive Services Speech SDK June 2018 update

Cognitive Services Speech SDK 0.4.0 has been released with additional functionalities of audio input stream support and detailed output format support, along with bug fixes.

May 2018

May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Custom Vision Service API

Custom Vision Service API aims to identify trained objects and show their location within images.

May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Computer Vision API

Computer Vision API represents a collection of state-of-the-art image-processing algorithms, designed to return information based on visual content and to help generate suitable thumbnails.

May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Bing Visual Search API

Bing Visual Search API is a new service that delivers intelligent image understanding capabilities from Bing.

May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Bing Statistics

The Bing Statistics add-in provides metrics such as call volume, top queries, API response, code distribution, and market distribution.

May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Bing Custom Search API

Bing Custom Search API is an easy-to-use, ad-free search solution that lets you build a search experience and query content on your website or across a selected set of websites or domains.

May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Language Understanding speech to intent

Language Understanding (LUIS), a machine learning-based service, offers simple tools to build your own language understanding models (intents/entities) to help any bot or app provide natural language-based user interactions.

May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | QnA Maker API

QnA Maker API provides a web-based service to train AI to respond to questions in a natural, conversational way.

May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Microsoft Speech Services

Microsoft Speech Services, with an important set of updates, lets you access speech-to-text, text-to-speech, and speech translation APIs in one unified offer on the Azure portal.

December 2017

Dec 21

Preview: Azure SDK for Go 12.0.0

Preview version 12.0.0-beta of the Azure SDK for Go is now available to help you use Azure services from Go applications. To get it, run `go get -u github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-go/...` or use dep.

May 2017

May 11

Microsoft Cognitive Services—Custom Vision Service

Custom Vision Service will soon be available in public preview. It's a new, easy-to-use, customizable web service that will learn to recognize specific content in imagery, powered by state-of-the-art machine-learning neural networks that become smarter with training.

May 11

Microsoft Cognitive Services—Video Indexer

Video Indexer will soon be available free in preview. This new service will represent one of the industry’s most comprehensive video AI services.

May 11

Microsoft Cognitive Services—Custom Decision Service

Custom Decision Service will soon be available in preview. This new service will help you create intelligent systems with a cloud-based contextual decision-making API that will adapt with experience.

May 11

Microsoft Cognitive Services—Bing Custom Search

Bing Custom Search, soon to be in preview, will let you create a highly-customized web search experience that will deliver better and more relevant results through a commercial grade service. Featuring a straightforward user interface, Bing Custom Search will enable you to create your own web search engine without a line of code.

May 2

Custom Speech Service

Custom Speech Service (formerly the Custom Recognition Intelligent Service) will let you customize Microsoft's speech-to-text engine.

August 2016

Aug 25

Public preview: Computer Vision API and Academic Knowledge API in Cognitive Services

Microsoft Cognitive Services is a collection of APIs that enable developers to tap into high-quality vision, speech, language, knowledge, and search technologies.

July 2016

Jul 13

General availability: Bing APIs in Microsoft Cognitive Services

Microsoft Cognitive Services is a collection of APIs that enables developers to build intelligent apps by tapping into high-quality vision, speech, language, knowledge, and search technologies.

May 2016

May 12

Public preview: Speaker Recognition API for Microsoft Cognitive Services

Speaker Recognition API features include speaker verification and speaker identification.

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