Using Microsoft CustomVision.ai Service for image recognition

  To build a classifier, you must first have a valid Microsoft Account, so you can sign into http://www.customvision.ai and get started. Note that you will be able to access your subscription keys once you have created your first project. A series of images to train your classifier (minimum of 6 images per tag and…

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Wanting Azure at your institution

Option 1. Microsoft Imagine Access https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/offers/ms-azr-0144p/ This offer provides special Azure access rights to students that are validated through the Microsoft Imagine program. Enrol here Microsoft Imagine gets you started with the Microsoft Azure services you need to develop in the cloud at no cost* using Visual Studio Community 2015. This benefit provides you access…

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Microsoft Cognitive Services – Face API, with Jupyter Notebooks and Python

The Face API which is part of the Microsoft Cognitive Services helps to identify and detect faces. It can also be used to find similar faces, to verify if two images contain the same person and you can also train the service to improve the identification of people. In this blog post I will show…

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3 Days at Imagine Cup Finals–Find out what happens at the World Wide Final

Day 1 Guest post by Emily Byle, Microsoft Student Partner lead at Microsoft, UK We arrived in sunny Seattle and it was time for a quick team picture before the competition briefing. Having all made it to the University of Washington campus, we heard from the Imagine Cup team as to what the next 2…

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Microsoft Cognitive Services Translation API with Python & C#

If you want to programmatically translate text from one language to another, then the Translation service (translation api) is the right one for you. The Microsoft Translation Service just requires an authentication via a Microsoft Cognitive Services API Key and then you can easily translate text from one language to another. By leveraging the scale…

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Microsoft IoT Roadshow – watch it anywhere! 22nd and 25th August 2017

The Hackster Microsoft Roadshow is brought to you by Hackster.io. This is an exploratory, first look workshop into how IoT leverages cloud technologies. We’re providing two sessions so that no matter what time zone you’re in, you’ll have a chance to watch. The two sessions are identical. This five hour workshop is designed primarily for…

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Announcing the Keynote Speakers – Microsoft Academic Conference for Higher Education, June 19-20th

Learn the latest trends in technology and education directly from Microsoft experts! Margo Day Vice President, U.S. Education, Microsoft ”Margo Day is vice president of U.S. Education for Microsoft. She is responsible for the U.S. Education strategy and sales to K-12 and higher education customers across the U.S. Through partnerships, programs and technology, Microsoft plays…

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If you’re not using your Infrastructure turn if off! Saving costs on Azure

One of the most common questions I get is How does Azure charge for my VM? Azure charges an hourly price based on the VM’s size and operating system. For partial hours, Azure charges only for the minutes of use. So if your virtual machine ran for less than an hour, you will be charged…

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Imperial College London – Health Hack helping Cystic Fibrosis

  Guest Post by Simon Jackson Microsoft Valued Professional for Xbox What is the ICHealthHack? Quote from the ICHealthHack site: Imperial College is a leading university with world-class engineering and medicine faculties. Health Hack brings our community together to work on ideas which require interdisciplinary excellence. We are focused on serious games in the public…

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Microsoft QnA Maker–Creating a Bot for answering frequently asked questions

  Microsoft QnA Maker Overview One of the basic requirements in writing your own Bot service is to seed it with questions and answers. In many cases, the questions and answers already exist in content like FAQ URLs/documents, etc. Microsoft QnA Maker is a free, easy-to-use, REST API and web-based service that trains AI to…

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