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Visual assistant provides rich information based on content of the image with capabilities such as reading business card, identifying barcode, and recognizing popular people, places, objects, artworks, and monuments.
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- Users interact with Bot through mobile app or web app.
- Bot understands user intent and conversational context by using LUIS, which is built into the application.
- Bot passes visual context (that is, image) to the Bing Visual Search API.
- Bot gets additional information from Bing Entity Search for rich context on people, place, artwork, monument, and objects.
- Bot gets additional information for barcodes.
- Optionally, Bot gets more information on barcodes/queries exclusively from your domain through the Bing Custom Search API.
- Visual Assistant renders similar products/destinations from your domain or provides more information around celebrity/place/monuments/artworks.
- Azure App Service: A fully managed HTTP-based service for hosting web apps, REST APIs, and mobile backends
- Azure Bot Service: Develop intelligent, enterprise-grade bots that enrich your customer experience, all while maintaining control of your data
- Bing Custom Search: Build customized search that fits your business needs with Bing's powerful ranking and global-scale search index
- Bing Entity Search: Infuse a deep knowledge search into your existing content by identifying the most relevant
- Bing Visual Search: Find visual insights from your images
- Bing Web Search: Bring intelligent search to your apps and harness the ability to comb through billions of webpages, images, videos, and news, all with a single API call
- Language Understanding Intelligence Service (LUIS): Build natural language into apps, bots, and IoT devices
- Let your app detect context that matters to you by training your own Custom Vision model
- Explore the Bing family of search APIs
- Build in LUIS into your Bot
- Explore how LUIS works in this Learn Module
- Learn how to build with Azure Bot Service
- Create a Bot that incorporates both QnA Maker and Azure Bot Service
- Solidify your understanding of LUIS, Azure Bot Service, and Bing Visual Search with Microsoft Certified: AI Fundamentals
- Use your knowledge in Azure Cognitive Services and become a Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Engineer Associate