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Microsoft Azure AI hackathon’s winning projects

We are excited to share the winners of the first Microsoft Azure AI Hackathon, hosted on Devpost. Developers of all backgrounds and skill levels were welcome to join and submit any form of AI project, whether using Azure AI to ... continue reading
The team of interns at the New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge

Leveraging Cognitive Services to simplify inventory tracking

Who spends their summer at the Microsoft Garage New England Research & Development Center (or “NERD”)? The Microsoft Garage internship seeks out students who are hungry to learn, not afraid to try new things, and able to step out of ... continue reading

Over 100 Azure services support PROTECTED Australian government data

Today Microsoft published an independent security assessment of 113 Microsoft Azure services for their suitability to handle official and PROTECTED Australian government information. This assessment, carried out under the Information Security Registered Assessor Program (IRAP), is now available for customers ... continue reading

Extending the power of Azure AI to business users

Today, Alysa Taylor, Corporate Vice President of Business Applications and Industry, announced several new AI-driven insights applications for Microsoft Dynamics 365. Powered by Azure AI, these tightly integrated AI capabilities will empower every employee in an organization to make AI ... continue reading

Cognitive Search – Azure Search with AI

Jacob Jedryszek joins Scott Hanselman to talk about about using Cognitive Services with Azure Search with your mobile and web apps. Skip hiring search experts who know what an inverted index is. Don't worry about distributed systems expertise to scale ... continue reading
A graphic showing the end-to-end workflow and processes that are involved in creating a translation project.

Overcoming language difficulties with AI and Azure services

Ever hear the Abbot and Costello routine, “Who’s on first?” It’s a masterpiece of American English humor. But what if it we translated it into another language? With a word-by-word translation, most of what English speakers laugh at, would be ... continue reading
Flowchart diagram showing how to utilize Direct Line speech co-located services

Conversational AI updates for July 2019

At Build, we highlighted a few customers who are building conversational experiences using the Bot Framework to transform their customer experiences. For example, BMW discussed its work on the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant to deliver conversational experiences across multiple canvases ... continue reading
Flow chart illistrating the knowledge store projecting documents to multiple tables, while preserving the relationships between the data projected across tables.

Analyze AI enriched content with Azure Search’s knowledge store

Through integration with Cognitive Services APIs, Azure Search has long had the ability to extract text and structure from images and unstructured content. Until recently, this capability was used exclusively in full text search scenarios, exemplified in demos like the ... continue reading
Diagram display of how Swim can simplify architectures

Compute and stream IoT insights with data-driven applications

There is a lot more data in the world than can possibly be captured with even the most robust, cutting-edge technology. Edge computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) are just two examples of technologies increasing the volume of useful ... continue reading
Diagram showing how combination of Cognitive Services can extract information

Using Text Analytics in call centers

Azure Cognitive Services provides Text Analytics APIs that simplify extracting information from text data using natural language processing and machine learning. These APIs wrap pre-built language processing capabilities, for example, sentiment analysis, key phrase extraction, entity recognition, and language detection ... continue reading
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