In recent years there was a breakthrough in AI that allowed to solve cognitive problems relatively easy. Those problems — such as age and mood detection from a photo, text recognition, understanding and translation — were traditionally rather hard to solve, but now that can be done using either existing cognitive services or by using toolkits for deep learning and machine learning in general. We will demonstrate tools and techniques available on .NET platform for tackling such tasks, including (but not limited to) cognitive services, Azure Machine Learning and Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit. Spoiler: some demonstrations will be done in F#!
Dmitry Soshnikov, PhD, works in Microsoft as Technology Evangelist, specializing on Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Functional Programming, C#, F# and .NET Platform, as well as general Windows Application Development. He tries to make new technologies popular among younger audiences, including students and startups. During the last two years, he carried out several dozens of Hackathons across Russia, helping many student teams start their first software project or startup. He also works as Associate Professor in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Higher School of Economics and Moscow Aviation Institute. Dmitry is a member of Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence and F# Software Foudation, during the summer he is the leader of Computer Technology Department of JUNIO-R Children Camp. In his free time Dmitry experiments with Digital Art and Technological Magic, and carries out Gun Fu Cha tea ceremonies.