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The Journey of building a Bird Recognition App using Custom Vision AI, Power BI and Power Apps

In my first blog, 'Bird Recognition App using Microsoft Custom Vision AI and Power BI', we looked at the intriguing behaviors and attributes of birds using Power BI. This inspired me to create an ‘AI for birds’ web app' using Azure Custom Vision along with a phone app using Power Apps and an iPhone / Android platform that could identify a bird in real-time....

Bird Recognition App using Microsoft Custom Vision AI and Power BI

Imagine a world without birds: the ecosystem would fall apart, bug populations would skyrocket, erosion would be catastrophic, crops would be torn down by insects, and so many other damages. Did you know that 1,200 species are facing extinction over the next century, and many more are suffering from severe habitat loss? (source). Birds are fascinating...

Building a Chatbot with Google DialogFlow

Chatbots have become extremely popular in recent years and their use in e-commerce has industry has skyrocketed. They have found a strong foothold in almost every task that requires text-based public dealing. They have become so critical with customer support, for example, that almost 25% of all customer service operations are expected to use them by...

Will Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS) Transform the AI Industry?

Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS) is an AI offering that you can use to incorporate AI functionality without in-house expertise. It enables organizations and teams to benefit from AI capabilities with less risk and investment than would otherwise be required. In this article, you will learn about the different types of AIaaS, including examples...

A look into ODSC West 2020

Whether it's data science bootcamps, conferences, sporting events, birthday parties, etc... in-person events around the world have had to adjust to COVID-19. Open Data Science Conference and Expo (ODSC) is no different. So how has one of the largest data science conferences adjusted to the current climate and who should we be excited to see speak? About...

Building an AI-based Chatbot in Python

Chatbots have become extremely popular in recent years and their use in the industry has skyrocketed. The chatbot market is projected to grow from $2.6 billion in 2019 to $9.4 billion by 2024. This really doesn't come as a surprise when you look at the immense benefits chatbots bring to businesses. According to a study by IBM, chatbots can reduce customer...

How Data Visualization Can Help with Income Inequality

It's getting harder and harder to ignore big data. Over the past couple of years, we've all seen a spike in the way businesses and organizations have ramped up harvesting pertinent information from users and using them to make smarter business decisions. But big data isn't just for capitalistic purposes — it can also be utilized for social good.Nathan...

Building a Rule-based Chatbot in Python

Chatbots have become extremely popular in recent years and their use in the industry has skyrocketed. They have found a strong foothold in almost every task that requires text-based public dealing. They have become so critical in the support industry, for example, that almost 25% of all customer service operations are expected to use them by 2020.In...

A Beginner’s Guide to Chatbots

It took less than 24 hours of interaction with humans for an innocent, self-learning AI chatbot to turn into a chaotic, racist Nazi.In March 2016, Microsoft unveiled Tay; a twitter-based, friendly, self-learning chatbot modeled to behave like a teenage girl. The AI chatbot was supposed to be an experiment in “conversational understanding”, as described...

COVID-19 predictions, Dunning-Kruger Effect and the Hippocratic Oath of a Data Scientist

COVID-19 related data sources are fairly easy to find. Libraries in R and Python make it super easy to come up with pretty visualizations, models, forecasts, insights and recommendations. I have seen recommendations in areas like economics, public policy, and healthcare policy from individuals who apparently have no background in any of these fields....

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