InfoWorld talks about the power of Microsoft’s new Cognitive Service: anomaly detection.

Fortunately, the first new cognitive service to explore other aspects of machine learning entered beta recently: adding anomaly detection to the roster. Anomaly detection is an important AI tool, analyzing time-series data for items that are outside normal operating characteristics for the data source. That makes it an extremely flexible tool because modern businesses have a lot of streamed data, from financial transactions to software logs to device telemetry. The ability to use one API to work across all these different feeds shouldn’t be underestimated, because it makes building appropriate software a lot easier.

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