Chapter 1. Getting Started with Microsoft Cognitive Services

You have just started on the road to learning about Microsoft Cognitive Services. This chapter will serve as a gentle introduction to the services that it offers. The end goal is to understand a bit more about what these Cognitive Services APIs can do for you. By the end of this chapter, we will have created an easy-to-use project template. You will have learned how to detect faces in images and have the number of faces spoken back to you.

Throughout this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Applications that already use Microsoft Cognitive Services
  • Creating a template project
  • Detecting faces in images using a Face API
  • Discovering what Microsoft Cognitive Services can offer
  • Doing text-to-speech ...

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