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The Cognitive Computing section of our Most Interesting APIs in 2019 series includes APIs from categories such as AI, ML, Recognition, Predictions, Sentiment and more that aim to make computers think like computers. Dozens of APIs were added in these areas this past year, here are some highlights.
Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, provides a way to read letters and numbers off of images, handwritten notes, invoices and receipts, videos, or any other visual media and convert it to machine readable text. Here are the ten most popular APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory for OCR services.
Panasonic has announced a facial recognition API under its μSockets B2B IoT service. Although Panasonic has built a strong portfolio of facial recognition technology over the years, it has never provided access to the developer community at large through an API. It is currently available in Japan.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Backup, Mapping, Auto, and Recognition. Highlights include the Trend Micro Smart Check API for enterprise security, and the Figure Eight API for machine learning data annotations. Here's a rundown of what is new.
Recent technology backed by machine learning is making it possible to recognize people and objects from images, videos, sounds, body parts, speech, phrases, characters, even typing. Developers can find over two-hundred APIs for Recognition on ProgrammableWeb. Here are some top choices.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Shipping, Identity, and Blockchain. Featured today is an API that identifies car make and model from a photograph, and an API that determines risk based on buyer reputation. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Google has announced updates to its Cloud Speech to Text and Text to Speech APIs that include additional languages, voices, and more affordable pricing models. The goal of these updates is to help developers build better intelligent voice applications and make the products more widely available.
Neurotechnology introduced a lite version of its VeriLook SDK. The new SDK, Face Verification SDK, has a smaller library and is targeting mobile technology and apps that need enhanced security (e.g. banks, ecommerce, login providers, payment processors, etc.). SDK available across most platforms.
The Cognitive Computing section of our Most Interesting APIs in 2018 series includes APIs from categories such as AI, ML, Recognition, Predictions, Sentiment and more that aim to make computers think like computers. Dozens of APIs were added in these areas this past year, here are some highlights.
Google has announced the general availability of Cloud Text-to-Speech and a beta release of Cloud Text-to-Speech Audio Profiles. The company also announced updates to Cloud Speech-to-Text which include the addition of multi-channel recognition, speaker diarization, and language auto-detect.
In its effort to "deliver a developer-centric platform", eBay today announced that it is making its image recognition technology available to developers through an Image Search API. The API gives developers the ability to implement image search functionality into their apps.
Google has announced a large overhaul of its Cloud Speech-to-Text product (formerly the Google Cloud Speech API). Google Cloud Speech-to-Text now supports a selection of pre-built models, automatic punctuation, recognition metadata, and standard service level agreement (SLA).
Microsoft today announced a number of AI-related updates to its Azure platform, including a public preview of Microsoft Custom Vision Service for creating state-of-the-art computer vision models, improvements to its facial recognition API service, and the general availability of Bing Entity Search.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things Weather, and Recognition. Highlights include the Microsoft Azure LUIS language processing API and several weather APIs from Foreca. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Security and Privacy 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.
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. 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.
Google has announced that the Google Cloud Video intelligence API is now in public beta. The company also announced updates to its Cloud Vision API which includes increased label detection model vocabulary, improved text detection model, and the addition of Google Image Search-powered web detection.
Google has introduced Dialogflow Enterprise Edition, a platform for building voice and text conversational applications. This product expands on all the benefits of the standard edition of Dialogflow and provides higher default quotas for greater scalability and flexibility.
Affectiva has announced that its new Emotion API for Speech (beta) is now available to beta users. The API analyzes recorded speech identifying emotion events and gender. An initial set of metrics is now available and includes metrics such as laughing, anger, irritation, and hostility.
Google has announced updates to the Cloud Speech API which include the addition of word-level timestamps which means that timestamp information is now available for each word in the transcript. Also, the API now supports long-form audio files up to three hours long and 30 additional languages.