How six lines of code + SQL Server can bring Deep Learning to ANY App

Ilya Biryukov [MSFT]

Deep Learning is a hot buzzword of today. The recent results and applications are incredibly promising, spanning areas such as speech recognition, language understanding and computer vision. Indeed, Deep Learning is now changing the very customer experience around many of Microsoft’s products, including HoloLens, Skype, Cortana, Office 365, Bing and more. Deep Learning is also a core part of Microsoft’s development platform offerings with an extensive toolset that includes: the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, the Cortana Intelligence Suite, Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs, Azure Machine Learning, the Bot Framework, and the Azure Bot Service. Our Deep Learning based language translation in Skype was recently named one of the 7 greatest software innovations of the year by Popular Science, and this technology has now helped machines achieve human-level parity in conversational speech recognition. To learn more about our Deep Learning journey, I encourage you to read a recent blog From “A PC on every desktop” to “Deep Learning in every software”.