Gartner Research

Assessing Azure Cognitive Services

Published: 18 July 2019

ID: G00388241

Analyst(s): Darin Stewart


Microsoft is bringing machine-learning-powered AI to the masses with a collection of artificial intelligence services and APIs. Application technical professionals need to understand how to work with these services and why they lower barriers to machine learning but do not remove them altogether.

Table Of Contents


  • Cognitive Containers
  • Overview of Available Services and APIs
    • Vision
    • Speech
    • Language
    • Decisions
    • Search
  • Scope of Services
  • Using Generalized Cognitive Services
  • Contextualized Services and Custom Models
    • Person Groups
    • Language Understanding
  • Globalizing Apps With Web Resources
    • Bing Web Search
  • Cognitive Services Labs
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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