Taking Advantage of AI Easily with Azure Cognitive Services - Laurent Bugnion

  .NET Framework

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence are fascinating areas of computing. Microsoft is betting a lot on these new technologies, but we are also aware that data scientists are highly trained professionals, and that not every software developer can create and maintain complex data models, perform linear algebra or purchase expensive GPU rigs to run these models. This is exactly why we created Cognitive services. This suite of services offers pre-trained models that you can use out-of-the-box to perform operations in Vision, Speech, Knowledge, Search and Language. In this session, Laurent Bugnion, a Cloud Developer Advocate with Microsoft will show you how you can use cognitive services to enhance your applications with advanced capabilities, how you can refined the trained models with your own data and how you can integrate Cognitive Services with other Azure services to automate tasks.

Presentation will be in English

You will learn:

Take a tour of the existing cognitive services and understand what their strengths and weaknesses

See how the cognitive services can be used in web, desktop and mobile applications

Talk about what you can do when cognitive services are not enough

About the speaker

Laurent Bugnion currently works as Senior Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft. He spent almost 10 years with IdentityMine and Valorem, two leading firms in using and deploying Microsoft technologies. He is one of the foremost experts for XAML and C# based development. He codes in Windows, WPF, Xamarin (iOS and Android), Unity, ASP.NET. In his free time, he writes for technical publications such as MSDN Magazine and his blog at blog.galasoft.ch. He is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Microsoft MIX, TechEd, VSLive, TechDays and many other international events. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows development from 2007 to 2017, a Microsoft Regional Director from 2013, and a Xamarin Most Valuable Professional from 2015. He is also the author of the well-known open source framework MVVM Light for Windows, WPF, Xamarin, and of the popular Pluralsight reference course about MVVM Light.