RUDN University AI Hackathon – Intelligence-as-a-Service with Cognitive Services

Thanks a lot to everybody who attended my talk for the RUDN University Moscow AI Hackathon (

Special thanks to Alexander Popovkin and the MVP Program for this opportunity.

Cognitive Services give us developers the power to do incredible things with a few lines of code. Microsoft published the fruits of over 30 years of research in the field of artificial intelligence as a collection of APIs. The APIs are bundled up by topics such as face-, and text recognition, translations or search. An interesting public showcases is the Captionbot (, a website that can figure out the content of an image. In this session, we go through the APIs and their capabilities, find out how to get started and take a look at some fascinating demos.

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