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ABI.Chicago Adding Image and Voice Intelligence to Your Apps

March 21, 2017 · 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free

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Cognitive Services is a set of APIs that use the power of Machine Learning to enhance your application. Using these APIs, you can quickly add image recognition and analysis; facial recognition, speech recognition, text-to-speech capabilities, and many other features to your application. In this workshop, students will get hands-on experience calling these APIs from JavaScript or .NET applications. They will learn about the capabilities of these APIs, how to test them, and how to call them via a REST web service and using some helpful .NET libraries. To reinforce this knowledge, attendees will work through a set of exercises to write code to call these services.


David Giard

Our Instructor:

David Giard is a former accountant and a biochemist who has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies for over two decades.  Currently, David helps people build solutions in his role as a Microsoft Technical Evangelist. David has been very active in the developer community, speaking at numerous major conferences, code camps & user groups around the world; helping to lead user groups; and helping to organize conferences & other geek events. He is the host and producer of the mildly popular online TV show Technology and Friends. He is also the co-author of the Wrox book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight. You can read his latest thoughts at

Harshil Shah

Speaker – Harshil Shah, Data Scientist, Softweb Solutions

Harshil specializes in machine learning, image processing, and pattern recognition. He works in technologies such as R, Python and Matlab. Currently, Harshil is a core member of the smart IoT initiatives and the Data Science team. He is a graduate from Pennsylvania State University.

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Event Sponsor

Illinois Technology Association



Media Sponsors

Coleman Entrepreneurship Center

Illinois Science & Technology Coalition


March 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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20 North Wacker Drive, #1200
Chicago, IL United States
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41 people are attending ABI.Chicago Adding Image and Voice Intelligence to Your Apps

  • LaShon Anthony
  • Angela Wu
  • Beth H
  • Shuonan Yang
  • Mazahalo Ashogbon
  • Sneha Grewal
  • Tulika Sahu
  • Sarah Ather
  • Freddie kato
  • Harshil Shah
  • Jessica Penfield
  • Noula H. Kotsopodis
  • May Kaewken
  • Karen Bergstrand
  • Sam
  • David Olorundare
  • Eileen Castrovillari
  • Yanqin Yang
  • Saumya Pandey
  • Nayana Movva
  • Sherrae Rucker
  • Sandra Tobias
  • Dominique Ross
  • Suchitra Havaldar
  • Pamela Lasley
  • Isabelle Woodrow
  • Thùy Ngô
  • Nicole Asta
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