Developer Workshop: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for .NET and Azure Developers
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies have been evolving with a rapid pace over the past few years, and Microsoft is investing heavily in the development of these technologies. ML.NET provides developers with a framework allowing then to develop applications and systems using machine learning algorithms. The Microsoft Azure platform offers the Azure Machine Learning services, targeted at data scientists, and Cognitive Services, allowing developers to perform a wide variety of AI based tasks like text, image and voice analysis through simple SDKs or REST-calls. The Azure Custom Vision Service allows powerful convolutional neural networks to be trained for object classification and object detection, with options to run the model hosted in the cloud or on-premise.
In this one-day hands on workshop you will explore the latest machine learning technologies that Microsoft .NET and Azure has to offer. You will have the chance to focus on one or more of these technologies in the form of guided hands-on labs and challenge exercises. These will range from using Azure Machine Learning for data science experiments to programming algorithms to optimize physics simulations.
You will have the choice of exploring several of the following technologies.
- Programming with neural networks
- Developing with ML.NET
- Creating Experiments with Azure Machine Learning
- Developing with Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services
- Object classification and real-time object detection with the Azure Custom Vision Service
An understanding of C# and .NET is or Python required for the hands-on exercises, with the exception of Azure Machine Learning. No experience of artificial intelligence or machine learning is required, but there will be challenges available for attendees who already have basic knowledge of these technologies.
- Azure Subscription
- Visual Studio 2019 with C#
- Optional: Visual Studio Python tools or a Python development environment
About Alan Smith
Alan Smith is a Microsoft Azure developer, trainer, mentor and evangelist at Active Solution in Stockholm. He has a strong hands-on philosophy and focusses on embracing the power and flexibility of cloud computing to deliver engaging and exciting demos and training courses.
Alan has held the MVP title for 15 years, and is currently an MVP for Microsoft Azure. He is in the organization team for the CloudBurst and AiBurst conferences.