Microsoft has committed to delivering AI and machine learning technology to the developer community in a widely accessible format. Because AI and machine learning require massive resource dedication, Microsoft is executing its promise through a growing suite of Cognitive Services APIs.
Thread Genius recently launched with the goal of mapping the world's visual taste. Thread Genius believes that web recommendations based on text fall short of capturing consumers' true taste. Its computer vision technology captures taste on visual input. Its API opens the service to others.
IBM has announced the addition of three new advancements to the Watson Cloud platform; real-time speaker diarization (beta) support available via the Watson Speech to Text API, Visual Recognition tagging with a built-in set of visual labels, and the Watson Discovery Service.