Although it seems like a sci-fi show, cognitive services allows the mere mortal access to the power of speech, image, and text recognition. Let me show you how easy this stuff is both use and incorporate into your desktop, web, or IoT application. When I was a 10 years old watching sci-fi tv shows, I thought how hard could it be to make a “Robbie the robot”, . As I got older, I realized how hard this stuff really is. Thanks to a lot of hard work by lots of smart people, the creation of not only Robbie, but our robot overlords is easier than ever. You don’t believe me? Well, come to my talk where we will go over how easy it is to utilize Cognitive services. We will show you what you need to get started. How to incorporate speech, image, and facial recognition into your current application. As well as, how you can go about training this power to your specific needs.