How Normal Developers Can Use AI And ML In Their Applications


Cognitive Services bring AI within reach of every developer. They don’t require any machine-learning expertise. All it takes is an API call to embed the ability to see, hear, speak, search, understand and accelerate decision-making in our apps.
Azure Cognitive Services enable developers to easily add cognitive features into their applications. The goal of Azure Cognitive Services is to help developers create applications that can see, hear, speak, understand, and even begin to reason.
The catalog of services within Azure Cognitive Services can be branched into five main pillars,
  • Vision
  • Speech
  • Language
  • Web Search
  • Decision
Vision APIs
Service Name
Service Description
Custom Vision
The Computer Vision service provides you with access to advanced algorithms for processing images and returning information.
Custom Vision Service
The Custom Vision Service allows you to build custom image classifiers.
The Face service provides access to advanced face algorithms, enabling face attribute detection and recognition.
Form Recognizer (Preview)
Form Recognizer identifies and extracts key-value pairs and table data from form documents; then outputs structured data including the relationships in the original file.
Ink Recognizer (Preview)
Ink Recognizer allows you to recognize and analyze digital ink stroke data, shapes, and handwritten content, and output a document structure with all recognized entities.
Video Indexer
Video Indexer enables you to extract insights from your video.
Speech APIs
Service Name
Service Description
Speech service
Speech service adds speech-enabled features to applications.
Speaker Recognition API (Preview)
The Speaker Recognition API provides algorithms for speaker identification and verification.
Bing Speech (Retiring)
The Bing Speech API provides you with an easy way to create speech-enabled features in your applications.
Translator Speech (Retiring)
Translator Speech is a machine translation service.
Language APIs
Service Name
Service Description
Language Understanding LUIS
Language Understanding service (LUIS) allows your application to understand what a person wants in their own words.
QnA Maker
QnA Maker allows you to build a question and answer service from your semi-structured content.
Text Analytics
Text Analytics provides natural language processing over raw text for sentiment analysis, key phrase extraction and language detection.
Translator Text
Translator text provides for machine-based text translation in near real-time.
Search APIs
Service Name
Service Description
Bing News Search
Bing News Search returns a list of news articles determined to be relevant to the user's query.
Bing Video Search
Bing Video Search returns a list of videos determined to be relevant to the user's query.
Bing Web Search
Bing Web Search returns a list of search results determined to be relevant to the user's query.
Bing Autosuggest
Bing Autosuggest allows you to send a partial search query term to Bing and get back a list of suggested queries.
Bing Custom Search
Bing Custom Search allows you to create tailored search experiences for topics that you care about.
Bing Entity Search
Bing Entity Search returns information about entities that Bing determines are relevant to a user's query.
Bing Image Search returns a display of images determined to be relevant to the user's query.
Bing Visual Search
Bing Visual Search provides returns insights about an image such as visually similar images, shopping sources for products found in the image, and related searches.
Bing Local Business Search
Bing Local Business Search API enables your applications to find contact and location information about local businesses based on search queries.
Bing Spell Check
Bing Spell Check allows you to perform contextual grammar and spell checking.
Decision APIs
Service Name
Service Description
Anomaly Detector (Preview)
Anomaly Detector allows you to monitor and detect abnormalities in your time series data.
Content Moderator
Content Moderator provides monitoring for possible offensive, undesirable, and risky content.
Personalizer allows you to choose the best experience to show to your users, learning from their real-time behavior.