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.
Huawei is opening its AI platform by making a number of AI-based APIs available to developers. The company is making APIs available via its Enterprise Intelligence (EI) solution. Among the APIs available are a natural language API, voice recognition API, and visual recognition API.
Microsoft continues to built out its cogitative services API portfolio with two more APIs now generally available. The Bing Custom Search API and v7 of the Bing Search API are both GA and ready for production use. The Customer Search API enables targeted searches, and v7 adds filtering.