AI - Cognitive Services topics AI - Cognitive Services topics Wed, 06 Jul 2022 13:41:58 GMT CognitiveServices 2022-07-06T13:41:58Z Neural Text to Speech <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Neural Text to Speech</A>&nbsp;(Neural TTS) is a powerful speech synthesis capability of Azure Cognitive Services. You can convert text to speech in ways that mirror&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self" rel="noopener noreferrer">natural speaking styles</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Today we are excited to announce the release of 5 new neural voices in American English (en-US) and introduce 10 new speaking styles.&nbsp; The new speaking styles include 8 emotions, in addition to shouting and whispering.&nbsp;<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="" target="_blank"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>What scenarios have you used Neural TTS in? How has it helped you with your needs?&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 09 May 2022 22:17:16 GMT Eric Starker 2022-05-09T22:17:16Z 96 languages supported for Azure Cognitive Service for Language <P>Azure Cognitive Service for Language recently announced its new custom features,&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">custom text classification</A><SPAN>,&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">custom named entity recognition</A><SPAN>, and&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">conversational language understanding,</A>&nbsp;are available in 96 languages!&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Are you using Azure Cognitive Service for Language currently, and if so, what are your use cases? Which languages are you using or supporting?</STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="blog1.png" style="width: 939px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="blog1.png" alt="blog1.png" /></span></P> Mon, 21 Mar 2022 17:46:12 GMT Eric Starker 2022-03-21T17:46:12Z RANDOM NUMBERS SPECIFIC NUMBER OF TIMES <P>I WANT TO GENERATE LIST RANDOMLY IN WHICH "AAA"&nbsp; APPEARS ONCE, "BBB" APPEARS TWICE, "CCC" N-1 TIMES OR THRICE</P><P>KINDLY HELP</P> Thu, 10 Mar 2022 13:15:47 GMT zurman123 2022-03-10T13:15:47Z How to spot time-series issues in real-time with Anomaly Detection <P><SPAN>It's important to detect application or system events early to avoid potential pitfalls and failures.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Check out a new&nbsp;MS Learn module on&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_self" rel="noopener noreferrer">Azure Anomaly Detector</A><SPAN>&nbsp;that teaches you how to use this AI service to foresee problems before they occur.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><A href="" target="_blank"></A></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="7-exercise-evaluate-and-visualize-anomaly-contributors-1.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="7-exercise-evaluate-and-visualize-anomaly-contributors-1.png" alt="7-exercise-evaluate-and-visualize-anomaly-contributors-1.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Have any of you used this service before?</SPAN></P> Wed, 09 Mar 2022 21:15:36 GMT Eric Starker 2022-03-09T21:15:36Z Azure Cognitive services - Image processing <P>Looking for a solution to identify Objects on a Pole Image with Chatbot.&nbsp;</P><P>1. Find Pole Height</P><P>2. Find span between two poles</P><P>3. Identify objects like - Transformer, Fuse and other attachments:&nbsp;Fiber Optic (Comm),&nbsp;Riser-Pri,&nbsp;Secondary-MPX.&nbsp;</P> Tue, 18 Feb 2020 21:21:26 GMT Covantech 2020-02-18T21:21:26Z How to choose a bot template when creating a bot using Azure Web App Bot? <P>I'm trying to create a bot using the Azure Portal, trying to follow some tutorials from the documentation. Specifically, these:</P><UL><LI><P>Microsoft Docs<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" rel="nofollow noreferrer" target="_blank"></A></P></LI><LI><P>Azure 4 Everyone<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" rel="nofollow noreferrer" target="_blank"></A></P></LI></UL><P>When I got to the Azure portal and try to create a Web App Bot however, I am unable to choose a template. It seems to assume I want to create a QnA Bot, which is not the case. I've been doing tutorials and research for a few days; I'm pretty sure I recall this was not the case as of yesterday.</P><P>Did something get updated? Is using the Visual Studio template my only option now? I was hoping to use VS Code for the development once I downloaded the basic bot template.</P> Tue, 17 Dec 2019 16:47:44 GMT mpkarlo 2019-12-17T16:47:44Z Face API- find similiar faces <P><SPAN>I need to implement face recognition using azure face api . I have developed a programme which is able to find similiar faces using .net SDK . For my use case ,I need to click photo of a person from the webcam and find matching faces from images kept in azure cloud storage . Now, there could be thousand of images in azure cloud storage and in my current implementation of face recognition ,I'm iterating through all the images(kept in azure cloud storage ) and then matching them with the webcam image . The concern here is : The face api (provided by azure ) charges 1 dollar per thousand call . Is there a way the search could be optimized such that i don't have to scan the faces which i have already scanned for previous searches</SPAN></P> Tue, 19 May 2020 04:10:51 GMT Lakhan25 2020-05-19T04:10:51Z Creating a bot using C# or the needed API <P>Tying to code a bot from scratch.&nbsp; Need to know where to find different classes, interfaces etc to know where to start</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:38:39 GMT miapaulin 2020-06-30T19:38:39Z Kit de développement AIVision Modèle par défaut caméra ne fonctionne pas <P>Bonjour,</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>J'ai vu un post similaire à mon problème sur les réponses listées pour Kristian. Nous avons développé un modèle custom vision avec mon équipe que nous cherchions à déployer dans le AI Vision DevKit.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Il se trouve qu'il y a encore 2 semaines tout fonctionnait correctement et le tagging était fait correctement. Aujourd'hui le streaming lors de la configuration s'applique bien, mais lors de l'application du modèle CustomVision à l'IoT Edge le modèle n'est pas pris en considération.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Seriez-vous en train d'updater le service ? J'ai suivi le Github pas à pas&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">;</A>par les 2 voies :&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>- en considérant simplement l'URL du modèle et en l'incluant dans les propriétés du Twin Identity Module</P><P>- en téléchargeant le modèle en format Zip stocké dans un blob ( autorisation comme indiqué sur la doc du github ) puis en appliquant l'adresse du blob contenant le modèle Custom Vision.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Aucun changement, aucune amélioration, le cadre sur les visages indique juste que je suis une personne, mais n'applique pas les tags que je lui ai enseigné sur le modèle de détection d'objet.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Je m'apprête à passer par le SDK Python, mais après je n'ai plus vraiment d'option et je suis surpris et embêté que nous n'ayons pas enregistré le modèle sur le device (reboot pour libéré la caméra, pour les autres équipes durant nos congés) car aujourd'hui la même procédure ne fonctionne apparemment plus.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>Merci d'avance pour votre aide.</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>William</P> Sat, 29 Aug 2020 10:14:01 GMT William_Tin 2020-08-29T10:14:01Z Vision API: deskew <P>Hello,</P> <P>On the Vision API in the response there's an angle field that's supposed to give us the skew of the image (I need to do OCR on some documents). How should I interpret that angle (seems to be in percents?!) and are there any tools that would use the angle and de-skew?</P> <P>Thanks!</P> <P>Roxana</P> Fri, 05 Feb 2021 20:22:09 GMT RoxanaTFA 2021-02-05T20:22:09Z Personal AI <P>How could Microsoft get it so wrong. I tried to use Azure and AI and its just matrix calculations.<BR />Open-AI is like a brute force training method, but at least its visualized.&nbsp;<BR /><BR />I just want a dog, a pet cat. An annoying robot that helps me with math and does my homework and that i can play games with. That will learn and grow with me and all you have is just a bunch of worthless databases like your CD collection, or vintage games. Bunch of comic book nerds with their libraries of books.&nbsp;<BR /><BR />Its like walking into a library and you don't know how to read.<BR />Here i was thinking that paperclip from word would have progressed into an annoying helper, but at least i have dancing girls hows **bleep** i can vibrate.<BR /><BR />Seriously can you not just make something simple, someone somewhere in that huge office must be someone who knows where the AI program is and can make a simple program and is like a "ferbe". Thats as helpful as the paperclip with a comprehensive help toolkit. Something that works like an operating system of something robotic i want to build.&nbsp;<BR /><BR />Could someone please help me make something simple, that can do basic reading comprehension so i can at least talk to it, and get it to read a book and answer questions. Maybe one that can learn maths and can 3d model things so i can visualize it. Or maybe something that can just learn by watching me and can recall something i need for reference. "i saw something on facebook" (pulls out phone to show person) "asks ai something vague" instantly pulls it up.</P> Thu, 03 Sep 2020 21:11:49 GMT sumguynz 2020-09-03T21:11:49Z Updating the pricing tier of my Azure Search Service <P>&nbsp;</P><P>I have been testing out various Teams hosted bots on my Office 365 dev tenant .&nbsp; From a cost perspective I want to use minimal resources so looking to Free tier whilst I develop and test.&nbsp; &nbsp;Is it possible to update the pricing tier (SKU) to free (from Basic), on my search service below, say using the Azure CLI beta ( or Azure PowerShell)?&nbsp;&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><LI-CODE lang="powershell">az search service list --resource-group "MyResourceGroup"</LI-CODE><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><LI-CODE lang="json">"name": "???????????-search", "partitionCount": 1, "provisioningState": "succeeded", "replicaCount": 1, "resourceGroup": "MyResourceGroup", "sku": { "name": "basic" }, "status": "running",</LI-CODE><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I can see the "create" command does have the "Sku" parameter but the "update" command does not which is why this doesn't work:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><LI-CODE lang="applescript">az search service update --resource-group "MyResoucegroup" --name ?????????-search --sku free</LI-CODE><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>I haven't found a way on the portal either.&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P> Sun, 16 Aug 2020 14:23:24 GMT Daniel Westerdale 2020-08-16T14:23:24Z Announcing an Azure AI & Cognitive Services AMA! <P>We are very excited to announce an Azure AI &amp; Cognitive Services AMA on October 20!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This is the second in a series of AMAs around Azure, all held here in the Tech Community in this discussion space, coinciding with the<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noopener noreferrer">Microsoft Azure Hack for Social Justice event</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Upcoming dates/events are below:</P> <P>October 29 - Azure Serverless &amp; Azure Function</P> <P>November 5 - App Services &amp; Static Web Apps</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The AMA will take place on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT in the&nbsp;<SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer noopener noreferrer">Azure AMA space.</A></SPAN>&nbsp;Add the event to your calendar and view in your time zone&nbsp;<SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer noreferrer noopener noreferrer">here</A></SPAN>.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>An AMA is a live online event similar to a “YamJam” on Yammer or an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit. This AMA gives you the opportunity to connect with cloud solution architects who will be on hand to answer your questions and listen to feedback.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Slide1.PNG" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="Slide1.PNG" alt="Slide1.PNG" /></span></P> Tue, 02 Feb 2021 00:37:53 GMT Eric Starker 2021-02-02T00:37:53Z Vision API: preprocessing <P>Hello,</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>I am looking to do Vision OCR on some bulk scanned docs/photos of docs and the quality (of the image and subsequently of the text output) is not always good. What kind of preprocessing/tools would you recommend to improve the model's results?</P> <P>Thanks,</P> <P>Roxana</P> Fri, 05 Feb 2021 20:25:00 GMT RoxanaTFA 2021-02-05T20:25:00Z Search integration with ETL/DW/Synapse(DL) <P>We're looking at implementing an enterprise search, which includes a revamp of our EDP (enterprise data platform). Creating an etl which will ingest data from various sources via ADF into a DL to be used by DW/Synapse as a source of truth. What are the best ways to connect the cognitive search to that gold data (may contain un-, semi-, fully-structured data)?</P> Wed, 10 Mar 2021 17:35:15 GMT aowens-jmt 2021-03-10T17:35:15Z New to Azure search and got some questions <P>We are using Azure cognitive search to search through profiles and have come up with some questions:</P><P>&nbsp;</P><UL><LI>When updating a synonym map, we are deleting it and re-creating it. However, when we try to re-set the fields that synonym map applies to, it says they are already attached.&nbsp; If we deleted the synonym map, wouldn't those connections have gone away. If not, do we need to re-update the fields?&nbsp; Is there a way to "detach" the map from the fields before deleting it, and then re-creating it?</LI><LI>Are there additional sdk sample applications that do more than just the bare bones of Azure cognitive search, and include best practices?&nbsp; This would include creating indexes, adding scoring profiles, synonym maps, etc.</LI><LI>Are there SDK functions that allow for "re-setting" and "re-indexing" of data stores, after being refreshed? We found the way to call them via rest calls, but this requires creating httpRequestMessages with all the parameters, etc, and then gettingthe response. It would be nice if there were just sdk objects/functions available.</LI></UL><P>Thank you</P> Wed, 10 Mar 2021 17:12:15 GMT Michael51 2021-03-10T17:12:15Z That's a wrap for the Azure AI and Cognitive Services AMA! <DIV class="lia-message-subject-wrapper lia-component-subject lia-component-message-view-widget-subject-with-options"><SPAN>Thank you for joining us and voicing your questions and feedback in this Azure AI and Cognitive Services Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA)!</SPAN></DIV> <DIV class="lia-message-subject-wrapper lia-component-subject lia-component-message-view-widget-subject-with-options">&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV class="lia-message-subject-wrapper lia-component-subject lia-component-message-view-widget-subject-with-options"><SPAN>Mark your calendars for next week (Thursday, October 29 at 9AM PT) to discuss Azure Serverless and Azure Function!&nbsp;</SPAN></DIV> Fri, 05 Feb 2021 20:21:04 GMT Eric Starker 2021-02-05T20:21:04Z Introducing two new AI resources pages for devs and data scientists <P>Today, we launched new practitioner focused pages to help developers interested in using Cognitive Services and Cognitive Search in their apps, as well as to help data scientists looking to build machine learning models in Azure. We've brought together some videos from practitioners, video guides, 30-day learning journey paths and more!&nbsp;&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="648924"></LI-USER>&nbsp;published a <A href="" target="_self">blog on it today with more details.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Links to the pages are below:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Artificial Intelligence for Developers | Microsoft Azure</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Machine Learning for Data Scientists | Microsoft Azure</A></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Download the 30-day learning journey&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>A guide that contains a curated set of training modules to make you an expert in Azure AI!</P> <P>You can download the <A href="#" target="_self">ML Learning Journey</A> and the <A href="#" target="_self">AI Developer Learning Journey</A><BR /><BR /></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="wmendoza_6-1611791718056.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="wmendoza_6-1611791718056.png" alt="wmendoza_6-1611791718056.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Hear from developers who have used Azure AI</STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="wmendoza_2-1611790118553.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="wmendoza_2-1611790118553.png" alt="wmendoza_2-1611790118553.png" /></span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="wmendoza_5-1611790625405.png" style="width: 228px;"><img src="" width="228" height="128" role="button" title="wmendoza_5-1611790625405.png" alt="wmendoza_5-1611790625405.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Essentials video series: Walkthrough of various AI &amp; ML scenarios</STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="wmendoza_0-1611790017734.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="wmendoza_0-1611790017734.png" alt="wmendoza_0-1611790017734.png" /></span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="wmendoza_1-1611790029262.png" style="width: 212px;"><img src="" width="212" height="118" role="button" title="wmendoza_1-1611790029262.png" alt="wmendoza_1-1611790029262.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Hear from the product team members who have built these capabilities</STRONG></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="wmendoza_3-1611790152952.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src=";px=400" role="button" title="wmendoza_3-1611790152952.png" alt="wmendoza_3-1611790152952.png" /></span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="wmendoza_4-1611790160186.png" style="width: 228px;"><img src="" width="228" height="129" role="button" title="wmendoza_4-1611790160186.png" alt="wmendoza_4-1611790160186.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>NEW: Azure AI Hackathon Competition</STRONG></P> <P>Also, we just kicked off an Azure AI Hackathon - with prizes for winners and first 50 submissions!</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank">Azure AI Hackathon: Build AI-powered apps with pre-trained models or create your own machine learning models - Devpost</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 27 Jan 2021 23:58:42 GMT wmendoza 2021-01-27T23:58:42Z Welcome to the Azure AI & Cognitive Services AMA! <P>Welcome to the Azure AI &amp; Cognitive Services Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA)! This live hour gives you the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Please introduce yourself by replying to this thread. Post your questions in a new thread within the<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure AMA space</A>, by clicking on, "Start a New Conversation" at the top of the page.</P> Fri, 05 Feb 2021 20:24:07 GMT Eric Starker 2021-02-05T20:24:07Z 3/10/21 - Announcing an Azure Cognitive Search AMA! <P>We are very excited to announce an Azure Cognitive Search AMA!&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The AMA will take place on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT in the<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="" target="_self">Azure AI AMA space.</A>&nbsp;Add the event to your calendar and view in your time zone&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_self" rel="noreferrer">here</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>An AMA is a live online event similar to a “YamJam” on Yammer or an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit. This AMA gives you the opportunity to connect with Microsoft product experts who will be on hand to answer your questions and listen to feedback.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>The space is now open for new questions</STRONG> (24 hours before the event), so feel free to post your questions anytime beforehand if it fits your schedule or time zone better.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="AzureCognitiveSearchAMA.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src=";px=999" role="button" title="AzureCognitiveSearchAMA.png" alt="AzureCognitiveSearchAMA.png" /></span></P> Tue, 09 Mar 2021 17:52:30 GMT Eric Starker 2021-03-09T17:52:30Z