Create Your First Intelligent Bot with Microsoft AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating the digital transformation for every industry, with examples spanning manufacturing, retail, finance, healthcare and many others. At this rate, every industry will be able to use AI to amplify human ingenuity. In this eBook, Anand Raman and Wee Hyong Tok from Microsoft provide a comprehensive roadmap for developers to build their first AI-infused application.

Using a Conference Buddy as an example, you’ll learn the key ingredients needed to develop an intelligent chatbot that helps conference participants interact with speakers. This eBook provides a gentle introduction to the tools, infrastructure and services on the Microsoft AI Platform, and teaches you how to create powerful, intelligent applications.

Understand how the intersection of cloud, data and AI is enabling organisations to build intelligent systems. Learn the tools, infrastructure and services available as part of the Microsoft AI Platform for developing AI applications. Teach the Conference Buddy application new AI skills, using pre-built AI capabilities such as vision, translation and speech. Learn about the Open Neural Network Exchange.

Wee-Hyong Tok

Wee-Hyong Tok is a senior program manager on the SQL Server team at Microsoft. WeeHyong has a range of experiences working with data, with more than six years of data platform experience in industry and six years of academic experience. After obtaining his PhD in data streaming systems from the National University of Singapore, he joined Microsoft and worked on SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). He was responsible for shaping the SSIS Server, bringing it from concept to its inclusion in SQL Server 2012. WeeHyong has published 20 academic papers and speaks regularly at technology conferences.

Anand Raman

Anand Raman is the Chief of Staff for AI Platform and head of AI Ecosystem at Microsoft. Previously he was the Chief of Staff for Microsoft Azure Data Group covering Data Platforms and Machine Learning. In the last decade, he ran the product management and the development teams at Azure Data Services, Visual Studio, and Windows Server User Experience teams at Microsoft.