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New Cognitive Services capabilities are now available in preview

Published date: May 19, 2020

New Cognitive Services capabilities are now available in preview:

  • Personalizer—Apprentice mode feature: The new apprentice mode feature for personalizer enables businesses to skip the initial learning curve when deploying the service. When switched on, the Personalizer API learns in real time alongside existing solutions without being exposed to users until it delivers performance results according to desired KPI goals.
  • Speech—New capabilities:
    • Pronunciation assessment: The Speech service pronunciation assessment capability evaluates speech pronunciation and gives speakers feedback on the accuracy and fluency of spoken audio. With pronunciation assessment, language learners can practice, get instant feedback, and improve their pronunciation so that they can speak and present with confidence. Educators can use the capability to evaluate pronunciation of multiple speakers in real time. The feature currently supports American English and correlates highly with speech assessments conducted by experts.
    • Speaker Recognition—Speaker Recognition is extending language support to 8 languages. Use either free-form speech or passphrases to verify speakers with the new text-independent speaker verification API. The new Speaker Recognition feature will be available on June 1, 2020.

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