Launching the Periodic Table of Azure Cognitive Services
January 2, 2019
I’m super excited to announce something I have been building for a couple of months now. I teamed up with Matt Wade and Niels Gregers Johansen who are the initiators of the Periodic Table of Office 365 to build the Periodic Table of Azure Cognitive Services. This table should help to understand which Cognitive Services are currently out there, including the following: Categorization Preview status indicators Links to the product pages As this is the first version for this kind of table, there will be more features in later releases, including description pages.
The Microsoft Cognitive Services Resource Cheat Sheet
September 1, 2018
In the “jungle” of documentation and resources on the internet nowadays, it’s tough to keep the overview and know where to look for in order to seek new information about certain topics. Microsoft is now trying to unify the documentation across their products in order to have 1 place to go for. But until that is fully established, we need to conduct multiple resources. To overcome this issue in the field of the Azure Bot Service, I already released a resource cheat sheet in order to have all important sources in your pocket.
QnAMaker.ai Cheat Sheet
July 10, 2018
“Copy, paste… Bot!" - This is the slogan of the QnAMaker.ai service, which is one of the Cognitive Services in the knowledge category. This service offers a very easy-to-use toolset for creating, populating and publishing knowledgebases for FAQs which can be consumed by the Azure Bot Service very easy to build smart QnA Bots in a very short period of time. As the creation of such a QnAMaker knowledgebase is straightforward, the following infographic should help illustrate the process of creating, populating, testing and publishing a KB through the QnAMaker service.
Cognitive Services Infographic [UPDATED]
June 25, 2018
A couple of months ago, I did a post about the Microsoft Cognitive Services with an infographic attached in order to better understand the various services and offerings in that area. Now a couple of months later, some things changed in that field, especially the offerings and the services (some disappeared, some have been merged and some appeared). Therefore, I updated my infographic in order to reflect the current services which are available:
January 24, 2018
With the announcement of the GA status of the Language Understanding Intelligent Service a couple of weeks ago, I was thinking about how to easily enable people in using this awesome Cognitive Service. I was asked many times on how to easily use that service but I faced a lot of open questions and confusion. That’s why I decided to create a cheat sheet to illustrate the process of creating, training and publishing a LUIS model in order to use it within a Bot or other apps which should act intelligent and understand the human language.
Cognitive Services Text Analytics API GA
October 13, 2017
One of the coolest Cognitive Services APIs is finally generally available: the Text Analytics API. If you have a look at **Survey 365 **you will see what awesome stuff the Text Analytics API lets you do. Like in this example, you can extract text and detect the sentiment score of a given text to see if it is rather positive or negative. And all that without coding a lot. You can see the official announcement from the Microsoft Azure team about the GA information below:
Cognitive Services and Bot Framework Visio Stencils
October 10, 2017
During the work on my first infographic on Cognitive Services I had a hard time to get the right icons for all Cognitive Services and APIs as I used Visio to create it and there were no stencils for these services. So I decided to go with the icons, Sandro Pereira created, which are totally awesome, but unfortunately, there are some service icons missing. So I had to create the missing icons on my own in Visio, which resulted in a huge amount of working hours to get this done.
MSIgnite updates on AI at a glance
September 26, 2017
As the Microsoft Ignite is currently going on in Orlando, there are a lot of news and updates on all the various areas. The main focus areas which have been presented in the keynote are: Modern workplace Business applications Applications & infrastructure Data & AI As you might already know I’m into all things AI, which is why I want to share the most recent and important updates on the AI ecosystem (Cognitive Services, Bots & ML) by Microsoft during the Ignite with you…
Cognitive Services - 101 (with Infographic)
September 14, 2017
Microsoft Cognitive Services are APIs and services which can be used to add intelligent services to applications for different purposes, whether this is a web, mobile or desktop app or a bot which should interact with humans in a more natural way. But as there is a wide range of Cognitive Services which can be used this post should expose and describe each of the APIs currently available. This should help get to know Microsoft’s AI ecosystem a bit more.
Survey 365 - An intelligent survey solution
July 17, 2017
Microsoft Forms is one of the youngest services in the Office 365 ecosystem. Forms is a great service in my opinion as such a service was missing in the Microsoft repertoire. Now Office 365 users can create their Forms within seconds in order to create a survey or quiz and ask others about their opinion. And one of the most used survey topics in a company is the wellbeing of the employees.
Detect the sentiment of your received emails
June 29, 2017
The last days I was doing a lot of researches on AI and Cogntive Services as this topic is a major topic for the future in the daily use. So I read a couple of blog posts about this and got an idea on how to use it. And today I want to show you a small prototype application which I created in order to combine the Azure Cognitive Service API with my most used tool for work, which is Outlook and packed it into an Azure Logic App as I am not a developer (as you might know by now) in order to save development effort.
Cognitive Services - Vision Category
March 21, 2017
Computer Vision Most of us will quickly bring image analysis in conjunction with high mathematical formulas and pattern recognition algorithms. The Computer Vision API but is based on a completely different level of abstraction. If one sends a picture of a squirrel on the service, “a squirrel is sitting on a rock” and a percentage chance comes in response, how much you can trust the statement. In addition, their position, as well as dominant color values can be queried tags and categories (animal, outdoor etc.
Cognitive Services - What is that?
January 19, 2017
Microsoft just published a new article on the topic of Cognitive Services (formerlyProject Oxford). The Cognitive Services are a collection of SDKs and APIs along with services which should make your life easier if you want to build an intelligent application. These services basically leverage Microsoft’s existing platforms and services like Machine Learning and so on to enable developers to create applications with intelligent features like the following: Emotion Detection Video Detection Speech Detection Face Recognition Speech Recognition Vision Recognition Language Understanding Speech Understanding Our vision is for more personal computing experiences and enhanced productivity aided by systems that increasingly can see, hear, speak, understand and even begin to reason.