Microsoft Cognitive Services
We’re excited by the direction which Microsoft are taking with their Cognitive Services. Combining a number of elements into a consistent framework has great potential to deliver some compelling benefits. We like the combination of Cortana, Luis (their language understanding framework) and Cris – the custom recognition services which adds capability such as voice authentication and custom dictionaries.
Microsoft already has a large install base of customers through Office 365, and the abiltiy to quickly bring cognitive services including the bot framework, brings a lot of possibilities.
Over the next couple of weeks we will be exploring Luis in more detail at Red Marble, particularly to look how easily it integrates with back-end corporate apps such as SAP.