Artificial Intelligence

Technical articles about Microsoft’s artificial intelligence services. Read about Azure AI topics such as their Bot Framework, Cognitive Services, and Machine Learning. Learn how to use tools such as Java, Python, Jupyter Notebooks, Visual Studio Code, along with open-source frameworks like TensorFlow and PyTorch.

AI Innovation Continues: Introducing Mistral Large 2 and Mistral Nemo in Azure

                  At the beginning of this year, Mistral AI and Microsoft embarked on a journey to push the boundaries of AI capabilities. Together, we are committed to enhancing customer experience by bringing the latest frontier models to Azure and today, we are excited to announce the addition […]

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Leveraging phi-3 for an Enhanced Semantic Cache in RAG Applications

The field of Generative AI (GenAI) is rapidly evolving, with Large Language Models (LLMs) playing a central role. Building responsive and efficient applications using these models is crucial. Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) applications, which combine retrieval and generation techniques, have emerged as a powerful solution for generating high-quality responses. However, a key challenge arises in handling

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From Paper to Pixels: Azure AI in Historical Document Digitization and Translation

For 64 years, a stack of letters lay unread in my grandfather’s trunk. These letters, written by relatives of my great-grandfather who immigrated from Poland in 1906, represent the last remnants of Polish language in my family. Over a decade ago, I promised my mother I would have them translated, but life got in the

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Azure Video Indexer & Phi-3 introduce Textual Video Summary on Edge: Better Together story

Azure AI Video Indexer collaborated with the Phi-3 team to introduce a Textual Video Summary capability on Edge.   This collaboration showcases the utilization of the SLM, Phi-3 model, enabling the Azure AI Video Indexer team to extend the same LLM based summarization capabilities that are available for the cloud, to also be available on the

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GenAI Mastery: Crafting Robust Enterprise Solutions with PromptFlow and LangChain

In the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, generative AI (GenAI) has emerged as a game-changer for enterprises. However, building end-to-end GenAI applications that are robust, observable, and scalable can be challenging. This blog post will guide you through the process of creating enterprise-grade GenAI solutions using PromptFlow and LangChain, with a focus on observability,

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Running Open AI Whisper Model on Azure

Whisper is an advanced automatic speech recognition (ASR) system, developed using 680,000 hours of supervised multilingual and multitask data from the web. This extensive and diverse data set enhances its ability to handle various accents, background noise, and technical jargon. Whisper not only transcribes multiple languages but also translates them into English. We are making

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Fine-tuning Florence-2 for VQA (Visual Question Answering) using the Azure ML Python SDK and MLflow

Released by Microsoft in mid-June 2024 under an MIT license, Florence-2 is less than 1B in size (0.23B for the base model and 0.77B for the large model) and is efficient for vision and vision-language tasks (OCR, captioning, object detection, instance segmentation, and so on). All of Florence-2’s weights are publicly available, so you can

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Make your voice chatbots more engaging with new text to speech features

In our increasingly digital world, the importance of giving a voice and image to chatbots cannot be overstated. Transforming a chatbot from an impersonal, automated responder into a relatable and personable assistant significantly enhances user engagement. Today we’re thrilled to announce Azure AI Speech’s latest updates, enhancing text to speech capabilities for a more engaging

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Language in Azure AI prompt flow

Prompt flow in Azure AI Studio is a development tool designed to streamline the entire development cycle of AI applications powered by Large Language Models (LLMs). Last Ignite, we announced Azure AI Language prompt flow available on GitHub. Today, we are excited to announce that Azure AI Language tooling is now available in prompt flow

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Create Your First Visual Agent Using AOAI and AI Search – Search Product Catalog Images

Search Product Catalog Images Using Azure Search and OpenAI with Langchain In the ever-evolving landscape of retail, businesses are continually seeking innovative solutions to streamline their operations and enhance customer experiences. One such breakthrough is the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) to search product catalog images efficiently. This transformative technology not only simplifies the search

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