Microsoft Project Oxford Natural-Language Machine-Learning Beta Debuts

More developers can now take the machine-learning technology behind Microsoft’s viral hit, How-Old.net, for a spin. Developers looking to build intelligent apps that understand natural language no longer have to wait for an invitation to participate in the Project Oxford private beta.Project Oxford is Microsoft’s collection of machine-learning application programming interfaces (API) and services. During this year’s Build developer conference, the technology helped the company score a rare viral hit with its age-guessing site, How-Old.net. Within hours of being launched, the site garnered hundreds of thousands of image submissions as users tested the site’s attempts to figure out the ages and genders of photo subjects, sometimes to comedic effect.”Starting today, we’ve further expanded the reach of Project Oxford’s Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS) with public beta availability, Chinese language support…


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