Azure Government AI and Machine Learning

This article outlines variations and considerations when using Cognitive Services and the Azure Bot Service in the Azure Government environment.

The following AI and Cognitive Services are generally available in Azure Government:

  • Computer Vision
  • Custom Vision
  • Face
  • Content Moderator
  • Speech
  • Translator Text
  • Language Understanding
  • QnA Maker
  • Azure Bot Service

Important

Billing for Computer Vision, Face, Translator Text, Content Moderator, and Language Understanding will begin on 11/1/2018.

Vision

Computer Vision

Variations in Azure Government:

For more information, see the global Azure documentation and Computer Vision API documentation.

Custom Vision

Variations in Azure Government:

For more information, see the global Azure documentation, Custom Vision Training API reference, and Custom Vision Prediction API reference

Face

Variations in Azure Government:

For more information, see the global Azure documentation and Face API documentation.

Content Moderator

Variations in Azure Government:

For more information, see the global Azure documentation and Content Moderator API documentation.

Speech

Speech Services

Variations in Azure Government:

See details of supported locales by features in Language and region support for the Speech Services.

Language

Translator Text (Text Translation):

Variations in Azure Government:

For more information, see the global Azure documentation and Translator Text API documentation.

Language Understanding (LUIS)

Variations in Azure Government:

For more information, see global Azure documentation for Language Understanding.

QnA Maker

Variations in Azure Government:

For more information, see global Azure documentation for QnA Maker.

Azure Bot Service

Variations in Azure Government:

The service URL endpoints for Azure Bot Service apps created in Azure Government are different from those apps created in the Azure public cloud:

  • Bot Service Endpoints: *.botframework.azure.us
  • Bot Authentication Endpoint: login.microsoftonline.us

Some Bot Service features available in the public cloud are not yet available in Azure Government:

  • BotBuilder V3 Bot Templates
  • Channels
    • Cortana channel
    • Skype for Business Channel
    • Teams Channel
    • Slack Channel
    • Office 365 Email Channel
    • Facebook Messenger Channel
    • Telegram Channel
    • Kik Messenger Channel
    • GroupMe Channel
    • Skype Channel
  • Application Insights related capabilities including the Analytics Tab
  • Speech Priming Feature
  • Payment Card Feature

Commonly used services in bot applications that are currently unavailable in Azure Government:

  • Application Insights
  • Speech Services

For more information, see global Azure documentation for Bot Service.

Data Considerations

Data considerations for Cognitive Services and Azure Bot Service are not yet available.

Next Steps