I remain disappointed by the integration level of Cortana assistant with other MS services, but at least now Microsoft seems to be advancing on cognitive services. Now developers can take the capabilities further. Includes mention of their 'Build a Bot Strategy'. But very little about Cortana itself, except as a front end. Seems they are losing an AI opportunity here to Amazon and Google. Need a framework for assistants, and Microsoft has one of the most popular in Office.
Microsoft makes three more cognitive services generally available
Microsoft is rolling out more of its Cognitive Services programming interfaces, which provide developers with a way to add face recognition, computer vision and more to their apps and services.
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