Use the cloud, Luke! (For #HackTheHub AI and ML)

If you’re going to #HackTheHub this weekend, you’re probably considering using cloud AI/ML services to get a bit of a head start.

Azure of course has a whole heap of services for Artifical Intelligence, Machine Learning and bots, and a pretty generous free plan to get you started.

However, if your plans are grand enough that the free plan might not cover your needs, just get in touch with me via the #HackTheHub Slack (or find me on the day) and I’ll kit you out with enough extra free processing to get you through the weekend.

Here’s a small selection of some of the services that you could take advantage of:

  • Custom Vision - Train an image recognition model and use it via the online API or download it for offline use on iOS (CoreML) and Android (Tensorflow) devices.

  • Machine Learning Studio - Prepare data, process it using a variety of supervised and unsupervised ML algorithms and deploy the model for use through a REST API.

  • Face API - Detect, identify, verify and match faces in images.

  • Text Analytics - Perform natural language processing and sentiment analysis.

  • Speaker Recognition - Identify who is speaking (and what they’re saying).

But whatever you end up doing, good luck in the hack, and have fun!