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The Cognitive Services team has updated our approach to facial recognition including adding a new Limited Access policy, removing AI classifiers of sensitive attributes and bolstering our investments in fairness and transparency.
Conversational language understanding includes multilingual transformer-based models as the underlying model architecture and results in significant accuracy improvements over its predecessor, LUIS.
Enhancements in preview include Power Virtual Agents to enable sophisticated conversational flows; Azure Form Recognizer helps to streamline patient check-in and verification; Azure Metrics Advisor has simplified service customization.
Azure Cognitive Services is announcing the following preview updates at Build: Azure OpenAI Service and summarization capabilities in Azure Cognitive Service for Language.
Cognitive Service for Language now includes custom named entity recognition and custom text classification.
Computer Vision Read API for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) announced the general availability of the new model with support for 164 languages. It’s also available as a Docker container.
Public preview: Anomaly Detector adds synchronous multivariate detection and improved anomaly interpretation
Start using Anomaly Detector’s multivariate detection synchronously for quicker response, easier operations, and more informative result interpretation to help you analyze root causes.
Private preview: Azure OpenAI Service combines access to powerful GPT-3 language models with Azure’s enterprise capabilities
Apply advanced language models to a variety of use cases with Azure OpenAI Service.
Azure Cognitive Search has expanded language and regional availability.
Azure Cognitive Service for Language provides high-quality natural language capabilities, from sentiment analysis and entity extraction to automated question answering.
Computer Vision Read API for Optical Character Recognition (OCR), part of Cognitive Services, announces its public preview with new languages including Russian, Bulgarian, other Cyrillic and more Latin languages. This release also highlight handwritten OCR support for many languages, along with enhancements for digital PDFs and Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) text in identity documents.
Translator now supports more than 100 languages and dialects to help you streamline your translation workflows.
Announcing the public preview release of Form Recognizer containers. Form Recognizer is now also available in the following docker containers - Layout, Business Card, ID Document, Receipt, Invoice and Custom containers for you to run locally.
Now generally available, use Text Analytics for Health to detect words and phrases mentioned in unstructured text as entities in the healthcare and biomedical domain.
Speech service has added Speech to Text support for 6 new languages and locales.
The new, standard Question Answering feature provides users the capability to answer questions over a passage of text without having to create knowledgebases and manage additional storage
Now generally available, use Document Translation to translate documents at scale.
Azure AI is introducing a new category of services called Azure Applied AI Services. These services accelerate time-to-value in building AI solutions for common business processes. Within this category, Azure Video Analyzer is now in public preview. The service brings Live Video Analytics and Video Indexer together so developers can quickly build AI-powered video analytics solutions.
Updated Computer Vision API now generally available to improve image tagging, content moderation, OCR language expansion, and more.
Enable organizations to identify anomalies across multiple variables with multivariate Anomaly Detector.
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