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May 2018

May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Bing Visual Search API

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Bing Statistics

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Bing Custom Search API

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Language Understanding speech to intent

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | QnA Maker API

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Microsoft Speech Services

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features

December 2017

Dec 21

Preview: Azure SDK for Go 12.0.0

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services

May 2017

May 11

Microsoft Cognitive Services—Custom Vision Service

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
May 11

Microsoft Cognitive Services—Video Indexer

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
May 11

Microsoft Cognitive Services—Custom Decision Service

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
May 11

Microsoft Cognitive Services—Bing Custom Search

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
May 2

Custom Speech Service

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features

August 2016

Aug 25

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

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings

July 2016

Jul 13

General availability: Bing APIs in Microsoft Cognitive Services

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features

May 2016

May 12

Public preview: Speaker Recognition API for Microsoft Cognitive Services

IN PREVIEW

Speaker Recognition API features include speaker verification and speaker identification.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

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