The One Minute AI #15 - Bing Visual Search

Series introduction

 
Welcome to a new series of short articles I am presenting about Artificial Intelligence specifically in the Azure AI stack. The objective is that you will learn about an Azure based AI service in no more than one minute and thus quickly get familiar with the entire stack over a short period of time. These are going short, easily digestible articles so let's get started!
 

What is Bing Visual Search?

 
Bing Visual Search is an image-based search service. An image is used as input for a search to get knowledge and actions by using computer vision recognition. You can build visual skills that provide new knowledge and insights for your organisation. Your skills will have access to users across Microsoft’s 1st party products as well as services built on Bing Visual Search API.
 
Bing Visual Search can be used to recognise visual images, including art, products, celebrities and monuments. You can also extract textual information and identify barcodes from images. Bing Visual Search will identify the type of visual whether it’s a business card, barcode or a product. Textual information can be extracted by using optical character recognition to read the text in images.
 

Scenario

 
A retail assistant can allow your customers to interact with your organisation’s bots and provide feedback based on visual information.
 
Bing Visual Search
 
Bing Visual Search
 
Bing Statistics provides analytics for Bing Entity search. This means that you can easily check geographical location, call volume, market distribution and the popularity of query strings, among others. 
 
Find out more,
  • https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/bing-visual-search/
  • https://www.bing.com/visualsearch/skills