Introduction to Microsoft Cognitive Services MPN18003 (Sep 2017)

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Difficulty Level : Beginner
Product : Cloud Infrastructure
Role : Technical
Country : Global
What is Cognitive Services? [0 h 0 m]

This reference documentation provides a good introduction to the concepts and components of Microsoft Cognitive Services. Azure.com reference documentation.

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Cognitive Services - Episode 1 - Setting the scene [0 h 12 m]

In this episode, I will draw the AI landscape of the Microsoft ecosystem. I want you to be a little more familiar with fundamental topics such as Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing which might sound a little bit confusing for many developers. Once the high-level concepts will be covered, I'll make an introduction of the Azure Cognitive Services and I'll try to quickly answer the "what's in it for me" question out of real world examples mapped to the various services. If you're a hardcore developer, you might be disappointed by this episode as I will not show code yet, but by the end of it, you should understand when to use what and how to manage customer expectations.

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Cognitive Services Episode 2 – Creating & Consuming a Cognitive Service. [0 h 15 m]

Episode 2 is much more hands-on oriented and is aimed at building fundamental assets for the next episodes. You will learn how to get started with a minimal chatbot (that we'll reuse throughout the entire course) and the typical steps involved in creating & consuming a Cognitive Service. This is a 15 minutes intensive session with 13 minutes of pure step by step demos.

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Cognitive Services Episode 3 - Deep dive into LUIS and Chatbots [0 h 27 m]

In this demo-intensive episode, we'll first see what the challenges are when dealing with natural language and building chatbots. We'll then capitalize on what we've done already, by adding a LUIS layer to our bot. I will not only explain how LUIS works but I'll also give you concrete hands-on demos out of real world experience.

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Cognitive Services Episode 4 - QnA Maker [0 h 10 m]

In this episode, we see how to take advantage of QnA Maker to handle the casual chat and IT knowledge base functionalities our chatbot has to deal with. I will also highlight the strengths and current limitations of QnA Maker.

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