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Microsoft Cognitive Services

Tap into the power of machine learning with easy-to-use REST APIs

Make your applications more intelligent, engaging, and discoverable

Microsoft Cognitive Services is a collection of Representational State Transfer (RESTful) intelligent application program interfaces (APIs) that allow systems to see, hear, speak, understand, and interpret people’s needs by using natural methods of communication. Developers can use these APIs to make their applications more intelligent, engaging, and discoverable.

With Cognitive Services, developers can easily add intelligent features—such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, knowledge, search, and language understanding—into their applications. The collection of APIs will continuously expand, adding new APIs and improving existing ones.

Learn more about Cognitive Services

Many Cognitive Services that have become generally available have aligned with Azure services. The Computer Vision, Face, Content Moderator, Text Analytics, Bing Speech, Translator Speech, Translator Text API v3, and Language Understanding services have made this transition. For these services, please refer to the Microsoft Azure section of the Trust Center.

Bing Search Services will continue to be offered as outlined on this page.

Bing Search Services

Bing Search Services data is treated differently than other customer data. Microsoft may use Bing Search Services data to improve Microsoft products and services. For example, Microsoft uses search queries that you provide to Bing Search Services to improve its underlying algorithms and models over time. To do that, Microsoft may retain Bing Search Services data after you are no longer using the services. Further information is provided on this page and in the Bing Search Services section of the Online Services Terms.

Microsoft understands that when you invest in a cloud service, you must be able to trust that your data is safe, and that data privacy is protected. We have broad experience running enterprise online services, and we’ve made major investments in foundational processes and technologies that build security and privacy into development and operations. We’ve also implemented industry-leading security measures and monitoring controls to detect and respond to security issues.

Bing Search Services are processed on Microsoft’s cloud computing platform and take advantage of its robust set of security technologies and practices.

The Microsoft Privacy Statement, including the Bing section, applies to your use of Bing Search Services.

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