The Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services Computer Vision API analyses images and returns information about them. It can be used to filter mature content or to detect faces in an image. Information such as image description, and dominant and accent colors can also be retrieved. Additionally, this API recognizes celebrities, reads text in images, and generates thumbnails. Currently, a free plan that limits calls to 5000 transactions per month is available. The Computer Vision API uses JSON format for data exchange, and API Keys for authentication.
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Cognitive Computing APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Recognition, Medical Records, and Weather. One highlight is an API called GETHealth that aggregates data from multiple health apps and wearables. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
The Rosto API provides access to facial recognition using machine learning. Rosto's features include face detection, age detection, gender detection, emotion detection, multi-face detection, landmark...