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Introduction to Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals

Develop the skills necessary to kickstart a career in machine learning and artificial intelligence using Azure services.

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Introduction to Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals

  • 5 weeks

  • 4 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Prepare for the AI-900: Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals Exam

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Artificial intelligence has turned science fiction into a reality, creating almost limitless technological possibilities.

On this five-week course, you’ll learn how AI can improve apps, advance technology, and develop solutions. With this knowledge, you’ll be ready to take the AI-900 exam and open the door to a career in artificial intelligence.

Explore AI applications and the basics of machine learning

AI has enabled incredible advances in sectors from healthcare to environmental protection.

On this course, you’ll examine machine learning processes, from anomaly detection to knowledge mining. You’ll learn how to use Azure Machine Learning designer to perform automated machine learning techniques and discover their real-world applications.

With this knowledge, you’ll be able to develop AI solutions to theoretical and real-life problems.

Improve image analysis with Computer Vision

Computer Vision allows software systems to see the world through images and video. Using the Computer Vision service, you’ll learn how to detect objects, classify images, and read text.

Discover natural language processing using Azure analysis services

Azure’s Language service has a range of tools that allow you to improve your applications’ accessibility and communication with users.

You’ll learn how Azure tools can translate text, synthesize speech, and create language models, finishing by learning to create a bot that can answer user questions.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how to use Azure services to assist your AI processes and be ready to take the AI-900 exam, demonstrating your knowledge of AI and machine learning.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Get started with artificial intelligence correct

    • Get started with AI on Azure

      With AI, we can build solutions that seemed like science fiction a short time ago; enabling incredible advances in health care, financial management, environmental protection, and other areas to make a better world for everyone.

    • Key workloads of AI

      Simply put, AI is the creation of software that imitates human behaviors and capabilities. Let's learn about the key workloads of AI.

    • Understand responsible AI

      At Microsoft, AI software development is guided by a set of six principles, designed to ensure that AI applications provide amazing solutions to difficult problems without any unintended negative consequences.

  • Week 2

    Explore visual tools for machine learning correct

    • Use automated machine learning in Azure Machine Learning

      In this activity, you will learn how to use automated machine learning in Azure Machine Learning.

    • Create a regression model with Azure Machine Learning designer

      In this activity, you will learn about creating a regression model with Azure Machine Learning designer

    • Create a classification model with Azure Machine Learning designer

      In this activity you will learn how to create a classification model with Azure Machine Learning designer.

    • Create a clustering model with Azure Machine Learning designer

      In this activity, you will learn how to create a clustering model with Azure Machine Learning designer.

  • Week 3

    Explore Computer Vision

    • Analyze images with the Computer Vision service

      The Computer Vision service enables software engineers to create intelligent solutions that extract information from images; a common task in many artificial intelligence (AI) scenarios.

    • Classify images with the Custom Vision service

      Image classification is a common workload in artificial intelligence (AI) applications. It harnesses the predictive power of machine learning to enable AI systems to identify real-world items based on images.

    • Detect objects in images with the Custom Vision service

      Object detection is a form of computer vision in which artificial intelligence (AI) agents can identify and locate specific types of object in an image or camera feed.

    • Detect and analyze faces with the Face service

      Face detection, analysis, and recognition is an important capability for artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. The Face cognitive service in Azure makes it easy integrate these capabilities into your applications.

    • Read text with the Computer Vision service

      Optical character recognition (OCR) enables artificial intelligence (AI) systems to read text in images, enabling applications to extract information from photographs, scanned documents, and other sources of digitized text.

    • Analyze receipts with the Form Recognizer service

      Processing invoices and receipts is a common task in many business scenarios. Increasingly, organizations are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to automate data extraction from scanned receipts.

  • Week 4

    Explore Natural Language Processing

    • Analyze text with the Language service

      Explore text mining and text analysis with the Language service's natural language processing (NLP) features, which include sentiment analysis, key phrase extraction, named entity recognition, and language detection.

    • Recognize and synthesize speech

      Learn how to recognize and synthesize speech by using Azure Cognitive Services.

    • Translate text and speech

      Automated translation capabilities in an AI solution enable closer collaboration by removing language barriers.

    • Create a language model with Conversational Language Understanding

      In this module, we'll introduce you to Conversational Language Understanding, and show how to create applications that understand language.

  • Week 5

    Explore conversational AI

    • Build a bot with the Language Service and Azure Bot Service

      Bots are a popular way to provide support through multiple communication channels. This module describes how to use a knowledge base and Azure Bot Service to create a bot that answers user questions.

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By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain artificial intelligence
  • Explore visual tools for machine learning
  • Explore computer vision
  • Explore natural language processing
  • Explore conversational AI

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone wanting to further their knowledge of AI and machine learning, in particular those wishing to take the AI-900 exam.

It is recommended that you have some general programming knowledge or experience before taking this course.

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