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Taking advantage of AI easily with Azure Cognitive Services with Laurent Bugnion

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Hi all,

After having two events in April we are back in May with Laurent Bugnion talking about AI with Azure Cognitive Services.


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2. Taking advantage of AI easily with Azure Cognitive Services with Laurent Bugnion
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Taking advantage of AI easily with Azure Cognitive Services

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence are fascinating areas of computing. Microsoft is betting a lot on these new technologies, but we are also aware that data scientists are highly trained professionals, and that not every software developer can create and maintain complex data models, perform linear algebra or purchase expensive GPU rigs to run these models. This is exactly why we created Cognitive services. This suite of services offers pre-trained models that you can use out-of-the-box to perform operations in Vision, Speech, Knowledge, Search and Language. In this session, Laurent Bugnion, a Cloud Developer Advocate with Microsoft will show you how you can use cognitive services to enhance your applications with advanced capabilities, how you can refined the trained models with your own data and how you can integrate Cognitive Services with other Azure services to automate tasks.

Laurent Bugnion

Laurent works as Senior Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft Azure after almost 10 years spent working for IdentityMine and Valorem, two leading firms in Microsoft technologies. He codes in Azure, .NET, Windows, WPF, Xamarin (iOS and Android), ASP.NET (Core and Classic). On his free time, he writes for technical publications such as MSDN Magazine, publishes technical videos on YouTube ( and Microsoft Channel 9, and his blog is on . He is a frequent speaker at conferences ( such as Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Build, TechEd, VS Live, Techorama and many other international events. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows development from 2007 to 2017, a Microsoft Regional Director from 2013 and a Xamarin Most Valuable Professional from 2015. He is also the author of the well-known open source framework MVVM Light ( for Windows, WPF and Xamarin.
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