Jim Bennett

Senior Cloud Advocate, Dev Rel

Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, Xamarin Certified Developer, author of Xamarin In Action, blogger, speaker, father, husband and lover of beer, whisky and Thai food. You can find his publications here - http://xam.jbb.io.

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Using Object Detection from inside your Xamarin app

Microsoft Cognitive Services provide a great way to get started with AI without being a machine learning or data science expert. A common favorite of cognitive services is the Custom Vision Service. The first version of this service allowed you to easily build an image classifier model that you could access either via a REST API (with an SDK available for Xamarin apps), or by downloading a model that can be run on your device using either CoreML, TensorFlow or WindowsML (we looked at using TensorFlow in an Android app in an earlier blog post).

Using TensorFlow and Azure to Add Image Classification to Your Android Apps