October 2017 - Making Apps More Human with Microsoft Cognitive Services


Presentation: Making Apps More Human with Microsoft Cognitive Services

Part of the human experience is being able to look at a scene and judge what is going on; who/what the participants are, and know if they are happy or sad, frightened or mad. Or recognize a person’s voice and understand a conversation.
But the days where only humans can do that are numbered. Microsoft Cognitive Services harnesses the power of machine learning and provides a set of 24 APIs that allow for your application to become more human. In this session, you will see some of the power of Cognitive Services as we demo key features to build an intelligent app. You will learn how to create and invoke them via REST services to make your app more human.

Speaker: Matthew Soucoup

Matthew Soucoup is a Xamarin MVP, a principal at Code Mill Technologies, and the founder of the Madison Mobile .Net Developers group. Matt loves sharing his passion for mobile development with fellow developers and he regularly speaks at user groups and conferences throughout the nation including Xamarin Evolve, That Conference, St Louis Days of .Net and CodeMash. He has over 15 years of development experience in a variety of areas including working with C# since 2005 and focusing on mobile development since 2012. Matt blogs at codemilltech.com (http://codemilltech.com/) and posts random thoughts on Twitter @codemillmatt (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt). When not behind a computer screen, Matt gardens hot peppers, rides bikes and loves Wisconsin micro-brews and cheese.

Meeting Agenda:

- Food is provided and arrives around 6:45 PM. (Pizza, Soda, Water)
- 90 minute technical presentation starting at 7:00 PM
- After the presentation there is an opportunity to network.
- Meeting Code of Conduct (http://www2.wi-ineta.org/Home/Privacy)

Meeting Sponsors:

Randstad (https://www.randstadusa.com/)
Thomson Reuters (http://www.thomsonreuters.com/)

Event Location:

Thomson Reuters
Town Hall
450 North Sunny Slope Road
Brookfield, WI 53005

(Park in lot near the western most entrance.)
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** The red star on the map shows the meeting entrance.