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Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can access data and use it to learn for themselves. (expert.ai https://www.expert.ai/blog/machine-learning-definition/)
Azure Machine Learning is a cloud service for accelerating and managing the machine learning project lifecycle. You can create a model in Azure Machine Learning or use a model built from an open-source platform, such as Pytorch, TensorFlow, or scikit-learn.
Azure Machine Learning is for individuals and teams implementing Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) within their organization to bring machine learning models into production.
Note that Azure has a Machine Learning studio, a graphical drag and drop user interface for a project workspace.
Microsoft Cognitive Services are a purpose-built collection of AI algorithms and application programming interfaces (APIs) to help developers add AI capabilities to websites, apps, and AI agents.
Azure Cognitive Services brings AI within reach of every application developer without requiring them to be machine learning experts. With an API call, you can embed the ability to see, hear, speak, search, understand and accelerate decision-making into your applications.
Azure cognitive services have four main “disciplines”: Decision, Language, Speech, and Vision.
Azure Bot Services is a managed bot development service that helps you seamlessly connect to your users using popular channels, such as contact centers (call centers) via Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Digital Channels or Microsoft Teams. Other channels to interact with users include Cortana, Facebook Messenger, Skype, etc.
(Source material: https://www.niceincontact.com/call-center-software-company/glossary/what-is-contact-center-interactive-voice-response-ivr)
Check out this interesting and useful resource on Azure Bot Services: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/conversational-bots-deep-dive-what-s-new-with-the-general-availability-of-azure-bot-service-and-language-understanding/)
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