Introduction to Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services


Friday, November 2, 2018, 9:30am to 12:30pm


IQSS - CGIS Knafel building, Room K018


Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that includes so-called “Cognitive Services” such as identifying the contents of images, transcribing audio, and performing text sentiment analysis. This workshop introduces the Azure cloud computing platform and demonstrates some services of particular interest to social scientists.

The duration of the workshop is 3 hours. Computers with Python pre-loaded are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you will use your own laptop, please install the Anaconda distribution of Python 3.

Notes and materials for this workshop are available at

Audience: Harvard Faculty, Students, and Staff are all welcome.
Pre-Requisites: Introduction to Python
Software Version:  Anaconda (Python 3) version >= 5.2
Cost: none
Late Drop/Cancel Fee: none

Please email Ista Zahn with questions.

See also: Data Science