The Microsoft Azure LUIS Programmatic .NET Sample Code by Carol Hanna presents how to use the SDK to create and customize new LUIS apps. Developers will work with a Bot Framework that allows a chatbot to talk with a user via text input and the Bing Speech API that converts spoken language requests into text. Once converted to text, LUIS processes the requests.
Additional samples by the author are available at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/samples/cognitive-services-luis-console-application/
LUIS stands for Language Understanding Intelligent Service.
Google has announced that its neural machine translation system is now generally available via the Google Cloud Translation API. The company also announced that neural machine translation now supports seven new languages including English to and from Russian, Polish, Hebrew, and Arabic.
Machine learning technology, which is defined in this ProgrammableWeb article, is starting to become a common component in many types of technology platforms. Machine learning has led to the advent of predictive analytics, which has been rapidly growing in usage and is becoming an important aspect of business operations and processes.