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Cognitive services, next step in creating our robot overlords

Start Time: Friday, July 21, 2017 8:45 AM

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.

Harold Pulcher, Senior Consultant, Improving

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Harold Pulcher is a Microsoft MVP, co-ambassador for Hackster.io, developer, network engineer, magician, woodworker, and part time grease monkey. He has over 25 years of experience working in Information Technology. During that time he has done everything from running network cable, setting up various companies infrastructure from the absolute bare metal, and building line of business software for many of those companies.  As passionate as he is about technology, you might happen to see him checking his air reserve while at a depth of 60 feet, cooking up a mean “free-range” fruitcake, doing pre-show table magic at the improv, or making a nice piece of wood into a lot of sawdust so my wife will have potting bench for her plants.