Microsoft is continuing to roll out more application programming interfaces (APIs), which enable developers to add customizable AI features to their applications.
On March 1, Microsoft made available a paid public preview of its Custom Vision service; increased the set of recognizable faces to one million in its Face API; and made generally available in the Azure portal its Bing Entity Search service.
These APIs and services are all part of the 25-plus Cognitive Services on which Microsoft is working. Last May, Microsoft officials said 568,000 developers were using its Cognitive Services to add AI smarts to their own apps and services. This week, officials said that more than one million developers have signed up and used Microsoft's Cognitive Services.