New AI Services in Azure for students and academics announced at Build 2018

Azure Cognitive Services 1.Object Detection update to custom vision (preview) http://aka.ms/cognitive 2.Video Indexer (Paid Preview) https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/build-2018-video-indexer-updates/ 3.New OCR model (preview) https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/computer-vision/ 4.Speech Recognition with customization http://aka.ms/cognitive 5.Speech Synthesis with customizable voice https://cris.ai/Home/CustomVoice 6.QnA Maker (Generally Available) https://blog.botframework.com/2018/05/07/announcing-general-availability-of-qnamaker/ 7.Bing Services updates https://blogs.bing.com/Developers-Blog/2018-05/six-new-and-improved-bing-ai-offerings-on-microsoft-cognitive-services 8. Cognitive Search (public preview) https://www.ailab.microsoft.com/experiments/7d6b0652-51dc-440d-a12a-481f28525143 9. Cognitive Services Labs https://labs.cognitive.microsoft.com/ Conversational AI 1.Bot…

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Pantry Log–Microsoft Cognitive, IOT and Mobile App for Managing your Fridge Food Stock

We are Ami Zou (CS & Math), Silvia Sapora(CS), and Elena Liu (Engineering), three undergraduate students from UCL, Imperial College London, and Cambridge University respectively. None of us knew each other before participating to Hack Cambridge Ternary, but we were very fortunate to have been team-matched. We soon discovered that our skills and interest were…

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Interactive Lab on Microsoft Cognitive Services at Oxford

Guest post from Shu Ishida Microsoft Team Leader at Oxford University My name is Shu Ishida. I am a third year engineering student, and team lead for the Microsoft Student Partner Chapter at the University of Oxford. I am into web development and machine learning, and my ambition is to help break down educational, cultural…

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Mission Hack- Cognitive Services, Bots, IOT and gaming fun

Guest blog by team Mission Hack from Cambridge Hack by Johannes Goslar Microsoft Student Partner at Oxford University So the idea In the beginning, we had a motivated team of 4 randomly mixed together people, set out on a mission to not cure cancer, but visually identify different skin conditions, we built a hardware prototype…

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Imperial College Hack – ICHack18 Cognitive Challenge Winners Spidentify

Guest post by the Microsoft Cognitive Challenge Winners of Imperial Hack 18 team Spidentify Our Team Jonathan Mounty https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-mounty/ Third Year, Computer Science MSci King’s College London Sam Larsen-Disney https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuel-larsen-disney-80291074/ Third Year, Computer Science BSc King’s College London Christo Lolov https://www.linkedin.com/in/christo-lolov-25b768150/ Third Year, Computing MEng Imperial College London Oliver Norton https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliver-norton-276178b0/ Fourth Year, Computing MEng…

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Microsoft Customvision.ai workshop

Guest post by Isaac Hutt Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College On Thursday the 8th of February Mason Cusack,  an Engineer from Microsoft delivered a fascinating Workshop on Microsoft’s Custom Vision service supported by the Microsoft Student Partners to an audience of Computing Students. The event started with a general talk on Microsoft Cognitive services…

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VisualCognition – Improving the internet for the millions, with just a weekend

Guest blog by Luke Harries, representing the Microsoft’s Cognitive Services prize winners at HackCambridge. HackCambridge provided the perfect opportunity to return to Cambridge University. It is where I completed my undergraduate degree in Medicine and Cognitive Neuroscience, before moving to UCL to study a masters in Computer Science. Our team included Filip, a masters student…

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AI resources for blending Microsoft AI Data Science into your curricula

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving to be a massively disruptive force, one that is leading to the digital transformation of businesses at a faster pace than most of us would have imagined. At Microsoft, we have developed two sets of Boot Camp materials This curriculum is primarily oriented towards these two personas which meet the…

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Treasure hunting with Microsoft Computer Vision – a Hack Cambridge Project

Guest blog by Microsoft Student Partner Team Lead, Shu Ishida, University of Oxford About me My name is Shu Ishida, and I am a third year engineering student at the University of Oxford and team lead for the Microsoft Student Partner Chapter at Oxford. I am into web development and design, and my ambition is…

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