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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Microsoft AI & AI School, learn how to start building intelligence into your solutions

http://azure.com/ai brings the best of the cloud to AI developers, and the best of AI to cloud developers. A great set of training resources are available at, the AI School. Dive in and learn how to start building intelligence into your solutions with the Microsoft AI platform, including pre-trained AI services like Cognitive Services and…

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Azure Machine Learning WorkBench

Getting Started with Machine Learning Workbench for Windows: Install the Azure Machine Learning Workbench on your computer running Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, or newer. Create Azure Machine Learning Preview Account https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/machine-learning/preview/quickstart-installation Download the latest Azure Machine Learning Workbench installer AmlWorkbenchSetup.msi. Double-click the downloaded installer AmlWorkbenchSetup.msi from your File Explorer. Finish the installation by following…

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Visual Studio Code Tools for AI Extension

Visual Studio Code Tools for AI is an extension to build, test, and deploy Deep Learning / AI solutions in Microsoft Visual Studio Code. This allows you to develop deep learning and AI solutions across Windows and MacOS This extension seamlessly integrates with Azure Machine Learning for robust experimentation capabilities, including but not limited to…

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Air Quality Radar — Empowering City Users with Open Data

  Every year, 2nd year Computer Science students at the University of Cambridge take part in a group project with an industrial client.  This is a guest post from Team Alpha, who worked with Microsoft on their group project. Henry Faull, Jirka Lhotka, Sisi Liang, Henry Mercer, Pan Song, Michael Tang Team Alpha at the…

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UCL Data Science Student Challenge

  UCL Data Science Student Challenge Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th of March, 2017       Guest blog by Rohan Kopparapu (4th year UCL) and Microsoft Student Partner Microsoft’s global series of data science hackathons made its second stop in the UK, at UCL last weekend. http://ucl.dsschack.com Over 170 students from across the country…

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Microsoft TechDays Online Register Now http://bit.ly/2k2lo5E

Join us on 20, 21 and 22 February for the first Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) led TechDays Online of 2017. On day one, MVPs and community leaders will delve into the World of Mobile Development, BOTs and Data Science followed by day two, where MVPs from around the Globe will share their knowledge of…

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Microsoft Student Partners – Azure Machine Learning Workshop at University of Cambridge

    Guest Blog from Microsoft Student Partner Lars Hulstaert On the 3rd of February, the Cambridge MSP’s organised the first workshop in a series of MSP-led workshops. The goal of these workshops is to provide a short introduction to a topic (e.g. machine learning, IoT, etc.) and provide the attendees with some hand-on experience…

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Free data sets for Azure Machine Learning

  One of the key things students need, for learning how to use Microsoft Azure Machine learning,  is access sample data sets and experiments. At Microsoft we have made a number of  sample data sets available. These data sets are used by the sample models in the Azure Cortana Intelligence Gallery. Some of these data…

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Developing a Microsoft Health Bot based on Data captured from the Microsoft Band

The Microsoft Bot Framework provides just what you need to build and connect intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are talking, from text/sms to Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services.  This is a step-by-step guide which my colleague Peter Daukintis has developed this tutorial which walks you through the development…

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