droidconIN 2016

The sixth edition of droidconIN

Building Intelligent Android Applications with Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs

Submitted by Meghaditya on Friday, 15 July 2016

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Full talk (40 minutes)

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Abstract

As the number of apps continues to rise on the play store, the battle intensifies to differentiate further. With the recent trend of rising number of bots and conversational interfaces, the attention is shifting heavily to include intelligence into the apps we use on a day-to-day basis. Microsoft released a suite of cognitive services APIs (https://www.microsoft.com/cognitive-services/en-us/apis) that can be included into any application seamlessly to include features like computer vision, natural language processing and general machine learning. This talk would be a deep dive into using those services to build android applications with cognitive abilities.

Outline

The talk would be broken down into following sub-parts -

  • A brief introduction about the speaker
  • A brief introduction to the trend of AI and Machine Learning in user-facing applications
  • A brief introduction to Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs
  • Demo of a couple of simple applications built using those APIs
  • Q&A : Feedback

Speaker bio

I have about 4 years of experience primarily in Android with keen interest in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Currently I am working at Microsoft, Bangalore on Bots project for Outlook and Skype. I have been involved with intensive research and prototyping on conversational interfaces and cognitive services for the past six months. Prior to Joining Microsoft, I was an Android application developer at Citrix, Bangalore.

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