Microsoft Rolls Out Azure Custom Vision AI Developer Tools

Microsoft has added two more new tools to its Azure AI cloud products. They are aimed at giving developers the ability to add richer artificial intelligence capabilities to their apps and services for enterprise users.

Microsoft recently announced the public preview of Anomaly Detector and general availability of Custom Vision. With both services, Microsoft further expands its Cognitive Services offering for its customers.

AnomalyDetector aims at intelligently sussing out any unusual activity in millions of data transactions taking place. Common use case scenarios include identifying business incidents and text errors, monitoring internet of things (IoT) device traffic, detecting fraud, responding to changing markets and more, he wrote

 

Custom Vision facilitates the training and deployment of object-detecting AI models. Improvements in the newly released version of Custom Vision include higher quality models using a new machine learning back end for improved performance, especially on challenging datasets and fine-grained classification, as well as simpler integration of computer vision capabilities into applications with 3.0 REST APIs and SDKs, wrote Raman

“From using speech recognition, translation, and text-to-speech to image and object detection, Azure Cognitive Services makes it easy for developers to add intelligent capabilities to their applications in any scenario,” wrote Microsoft chief of staff Anand Raman, in a blog post. He added that more than a million developers have tried Cognitive Services to date. “As companies increasingly look to transform their businesses with AI, we continue to add improvements to Azure AI to make it easy for developers and data scientists to deploy, manage, and secure AI functions directly into their applications.”

 

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