Browse Definitions :

Conference Coverage

Browse Sections

BACKGROUND IMAGE: iSTOCK/GETTY IMAGES

This content is part of the Conference Coverage: Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference coverage
Definition

Microsoft Cognitive Services

Contributor(s): Matthew Haughn

Microsoft Cognitive Services are a purpose-built collection of AI algorithms and application programming interfaces (APIs) to help developers add AI capabilities to websites, apps and AI agents.

Cognitive Services allow enterprises lacking the necessary AI research staff, infrastructure and budget to select AI tools for their needs. Users can choose from a library of Microsoft’s AI algorithms for Cognitive Services on Azure, Microsoft's public cloud computing platform.

Like most major cloud service providers, Microsoft has become a cloud-based provider of AI services. Cognitive Services represent one of the largest suites of AI capabilities and includes deep learning capabilities, machine vision and sentiment evaluation.

Most tools included in Cognitive Services are compatible with Microsoft’s natural language understanding (NLU) AI chatbot. Offered as Azure Bot Service, the chatbot is positioned as a tool to take service and reception calls and moderate websites and forums.

Cognitive Services can enhance the abilities of these agents to help with the following:

  • Scale to support growth
  • Make smart recommendations
  • Perform language translation
  • Use machine vision to recognize users from pictures and moderate content

AI services add a lot of capability potential for enterprises that might otherwise be unable to create such services. Like many forms of automation, it may help an enterprise save costs. Similarly, as with many forms of automation, the service may also pose a threat to the jobs of human workers.

This was last updated in July 2018

Continue Reading About Microsoft Cognitive Services

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

SearchSecurity

  • reverse brute-force attack

    A reverse brute-force attack is a type of brute-force attack in which an attacker uses a common password against multiple ...

  • orphan account

    An orphan account, also referred to as an orphaned account, is a user account that can provide access to corporate systems, ...

  • voice squatting (skill squatting)

    Voice squatting is an attack vector for voice user interfaces (VUIs) that exploits homonyms (words that sound the same but are ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity policy

    Business continuity policy is the set of standards and guidelines an organization enforces to ensure resilience and proper risk ...

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • warm site

    A warm site is a type of facility an organization uses to recover its technology infrastructure when its primary data center goes...

SearchStorage

  • cache memory

    Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is high-speed static random access memory (SRAM) that a computer microprocessor can access ...

  • enterprise storage

    Enterprise storage is a centralized repository for business information that provides common data management, protection and data...

  • disk array

    A disk array, also called a storage array, is a data storage system used for block-based storage, file-based storage or object ...

Close