Wintellect Accepted Into the Microsoft AI Inner Circle Program

Wintellect is proud to have been selected as one of an elite group of invitation-only Microsoft partners to join Microsoft’s new AI Inner Circle Partner Program. “We are excited to be part of this exclusive group, and look forward to deepening our partnership with Microsoft and jointly advancing business transformations for our customers with AI,”…

Get Insights From Video with Microsoft Video Indexer

You have to admit, Microsoft Cognitive Services has a lot of really nice offerings to bring to your applications. One of the newer ones is the Video Indexer. This a powerful service since when you upload your videos it analyzes them to extract several pieces of analytics, including finding people in the video and attempts…
Blockchain

Chip Off The Ol’ Blockchain – Chip 2: Deploy a Smart Contract

Most people have probably heard about blockchains and even fewer people probably understand how they actually work. But even so, what makes blockchain technology itself so appealing is not about what you can do with the blockchain itself, rather what you can do with Smart Contracts. Smart Contracts, or “distributed apps” or “DApps” as they…

An Overview of Azure Databricks

With the announcement of the general availability of Azure Databricks, in this post we’ll take this opportunity to get a brief feel to what Azure Databricks is and what it can do. What is Databricks? Databricks is a data solution that sits on top of Apache Spark to help accelerate a business’ data analytics side…

Integrating Microsoft LUIS into the Bot Framework

In our previous post, we went over what Microsoft’s LUIS, or Language Understanding, is and showed how to create a new LUIS app as well as calling it using the APIs. In this post we will use the same LUIS app that we built but integrate it into a bot we will create from Microsoft’s…
JavaScript

How To Do Data Binding in Pure JavaScript

Data binding for modern applications is about as fundamental as addition is to mathematics. To write any major application without it would seem absurd. An related to data binding is one of the most fundamental architectural patterns that has birth dozens of progeny, the Model-View-Controller pattern. I wanted to write this post not as an…

Using the Cognitive Services Text Analytics API: Sentiment Analysis

In our previous post, we feed Twitter data to the Text Analytics API which was able to detect the language of each tweet. We will expand upon our previous work and continue to use the API and our Twitter data to determine the sentiment of each tweet. By analyzing the sentiment of each tweet, we’re…

Building Language Intelligent Apps with Microsoft’s LUIS

To aid in building applications that have better natural language understanding, Microsoft came out with LUIS or Language Understanding Intelligent Services. LUIS can be used for understanding speech for the Bot Framework, Bing Speech, or even with Cortana. In this post, we’ll learn how to create a LUIS app, apply basic LUIS concepts, and how…
Blockchain

Chip Off The Ol’ Blockchain: What is a Blockchain? Part 1

Blockchain – just the word seems to stir up confusion.  Because there is so much confusion surrounding blockchain, it’s often hard to get clarity about what it really is and how it works. Blockchain is not that complicated, rather it’s remarkably simple. And moreover it has the potential to fundamentally change the way that businesses…

Pre-processing Text Data with NLTK and Azure Machine Learning

Data comes in all forms. Lately, we’ve been going over mostly numerical and categorical data. Even though the categorical data contains words, we transform it into numerical data for our algorithms. However, what if your data is only words? That’s where natural language processing comes in, and in this post, we’ll go over the basics…
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