Cloud Cognitive APIs for business

Updated: November 01, 2023

Cognitive APIs, also known as AI APIs, are a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that provide developers with access to advanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. These APIs are designed to enable the integration of AI services into various applications and systems, allowing them to understand, reason, and learn from data. Cognitive APIs offer a wide range of functionalities, such as natural language processing, image recognition, sentiment analysis, and machine learning algorithms, among others. By leveraging these APIs, developers can enhance their applications with AI-powered features, enabling them to extract valuable insights from data, process unstructured content, and deliver more intelligent and personalized user experiences. Cognitive APIs have become increasingly popular as they democratize AI technology and enable developers to harness the power of AI without having to build complex AI models from scratch.

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2023. Amazon launches its Bedrock generative AI service in general availability

Amazon has officially launched Bedrock, a service that provides access to various generative AI models developed by Amazon and third-party partners through an API. This service, introduced in early April, enables AWS customers to build applications using these AI models and customize them using their own data. With Bedrock, brands and developers can develop AI "agents" capable of performing tasks such as travel booking, inventory management, and insurance claims processing automatically. In the near future, Llama 2, an open-source large language model from Meta, will be integrated into Bedrock, joining other models from AI21 Labs, Anthropic, Cohere, and Stability AI, expanding the platform's offerings.

2023. ChatGPT comes to Microsoft Azure

Microsoft has officially announced the general availability of ChatGPT, which can now be accessed through the Azure OpenAI Service. This service, tailored for enterprises, offers a fully managed platform with additional governance and compliance features to ensure businesses can leverage OpenAI's technologies effectively. ChatGPT now joins a lineup of other OpenAI-developed systems already provided via the Azure OpenAI Service, including the text-generating GPT-3.5, code-generating Codex, and image-generating DALL-E 2. Microsoft maintains a strong collaborative partnership with OpenAI, marked by substantial investments and an exclusive agreement to commercialize OpenAI's AI research.

2019. Microsoft launched cloud APIs for form and handwriting recognition

Microsoft has unveiled a range of new cognitive services on its Azure Machine Learning cloud platform, catering to various document-related needs and offering enhanced capabilities. Among these services are the Ink Recognizer and Form Recognizer, which enable the conversion of handwritten text and paper documents into digital text and data. Additionally, the Conversation Transcription service facilitates the transformation of phone dialogues into text, with the ability to identify the author of each phrase. Another notable addition is the Personalizer service, which delivers personalized recommendations to website and online store visitors based on their behavioral patterns. Furthermore, Microsoft has introduced a user-friendly visual interface for creating machine learning models, empowering marketers and other professionals to engage with machine learning. By simply uploading the database and specifying the desired predictive parameter, users can explore the potential of machine learning in their respective fields.