Microsoft adds content moderation, speech recognition to its AI APIs

If you want your apps to understand what someone’s saying or know if your user-content rules are being broken, Microsoft has you covered.

Microsoft is expanding its portfolio of Cognitive Services—in-the-cloud APIs that provide out-of-the-box versions of useful algorithms—to include two new services that go into general availability next month: the Content Moderator and Bing Speech APIs.

Talk to me, and I shall hear

Bing Speech converts audio into text and vice versa. It’s also able to apply contextual understanding to that speech or text. The Speech API’s demo page lets you try a limited sample of both text-to-speech and speech-to-text for yourself.

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