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Azure Cognitive Services are cloud-based AI services (Artificial Intelligence) that allow you to build cognitive intelligence into your applications. They are available in the form of REST APIs, client library SDKs, and user interfaces. No AI or data science skills are required to add cognitive features to your applications. Using Cognitive Services, you can create cognitive solutions that can see, hear, speak, understand, and even make decisions.

Cognitive Services Categories

Cognitive services can be categorised into four main pillars:





Use Cognitive Services in different development environments

With Azure and Cognitive Services, you have access to several development options, such as:

Automation and integration tools like Logic Apps and Power Automate.

Deployment options such as Azure Functions and the App Service.

Cognitive Services Docker containers for secure access.

Tools such as Apache Spark, Azure Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure Kubernetes Service for Big Data scenarios.