What is Project Oxford?
Project Oxford is a set of new Machine Learning tools that can be used based on faces, speech, vision, and language. The new APIs are designed to be integrated into both websites and mobile apps, and Microsoft has produced SDKs for Android and .NET, plus an iOS SDK for the speech API. The APIs are based on REST, and can be used by most platforms with an HTTP library and a data connection.
To learn more about face detection, check out http://www.projectoxford.ai/doc/face/overview
Try out the Face Recognition tools on http://how-old.net/ and https://twinsornot.net/!
How to use the APIs:
1. To use the APIs, Sign into an Azure Account at https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=271033&clcid=0x409 and create the service for free as seen below.
2. A step by step guide on how to get started with the API after setting up the account can be found at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt605323.aspx