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11/17/2018 Cognitive Services Preview Features Container support is now available in preview for a few of the Azure Cognitive Services, including Computer Vision, Face, and Text Analytics. Link Link Details
11/17/2018 Cognitive Services New Features Custom Vision Services adds support for Logo Detection. The Microsoft Translator API has been updated with new translation systems for Chinese and German from and to English, drastically increasing translation quality and expanding application scenarios. Link Link Details
11/14/2018 Cognitive Services Preview Features Today we are announcing the preview of Azure Cognitive Services containers, making it possible to build intelligent applications that span the cloud and the edge. Azure Cognitive Services allow developers to easily add cognitive features—such as object detection, vision recognition, and language understanding—into their applications without having direct AI or data science skills or knowledge. Over 1.2 million developers have discovered and tried Azure Cognitive Services to build and run intelligent applications. Containerization is an approach to software distribution in which an application or service is packaged so that it can be deployed in a container host with little or no modification. Link Link Details
11/7/2018 Cognitive Services Preview Features We are excited to share that Bing Local Business Search API on Cognitive Services is now available in public preview. Bing Local Business Search API enables users to easily find local business information within your applications, given an area of interest. The public preview of Bing Local Business Search API enables scenarios such as calling, navigation, and mapping using contact details, latitude/longitude, and other entity metadata. This metadata comes from hundreds of categories including professionals and services, retail, healthcare, food and drink, and more. Link Link Details
10/23/2018 Cognitive Services Preview Features Today, we are happy to announce the public preview of Named Entity Recognition as part of the Text Analytics Cognitive Service. Named Entity Recognition (NER) is the ability to take free-form text and identify the occurrences of entities such as people, locations, organizations, and more. With just a simple API call, NER in Text Analytics uses robust machine learning models to find and categorize more than twenty types of named entities in any text documents. Link Link Details
10/17/2018 Cognitive Services Region Update New regions are now available for Azure Cognitive Services. The Content Moderator, Computer Vision, Face, Translator Text, and Language Understanding (LUIS) Services are now generally available in US Government regions. Link Link Details
9/24/2018 Cognitive Services Preview Feature Speech service – A single endpoint for all Azure Cognitive Services speech capabilities. Use one Azure key to access all speech services around the world. Generally available versions include: Speech to Text – Benefit from updated and improved models, deployed to new Azure data centers and full compliance with ISO, SOC and HIPAA, as well as 17 new languages for a total of 30 languages available now. Customize your models and boost accuracy right within the service. For call centers, you can count on high-quality transcriptions. Text to Speech – Create an end-to-end speech recognition app for global audiences. Speech Translation – For customer support bots, make a request in your language and have it translated into different languages. Custom Voice – For conversational AI, use your own voice with our custom voice font in your preferred language. Link Link Details
8/27/2018 Cognitive Services Updated Feature We are pleased to announce the release of another update to the Cognitive Services Speech SDK (version 0.6.0). With this release, we have added the support for Java on Windows 10 (x64) and Linux (x64). We are also extending the support for .NET Standard 2.0 to the Linux platform. Link Link Details
7/17/2018 Cognitive Services Preview Feature The 0.5.0 update to the Speech SDK for Azure Cognitive Services was just released in preview. This update adds support for UWP (on Windows version 1709), .NET Standard 2.0 (on Windows), and Java on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow, API level 23) or later. It also includes feature changes and bug fixes. Most notably, we now support long-running audio and automatic reconnection. This will make the Speech service more resilient in the event of time-out, network failures, or service errors. We’ve also improved error messages to make it easier to handle errors. Link Link Details
6/8/2018 Cognitive Services Preview Feature On May 7, 2018, we released the Cognitive Services Speech SDK as a preview. Today, we released the 0.4.0 update to the SDK. The update adds audio input stream support and detailed output format support, along with bug fixes. For details, see the release notes. Link Link Details

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