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Distributed Inference Using Apache MXNet and Apache Spark on Amazon EMR

In this blog post we demonstrate how to run distributed offline inference on large datasets using Apache MXNet (incubating) and Apache Spark on Amazon EMR. We explain how offline inference is useful, why it is challenging, and how you can leverage MXNet and Spark on Amazon EMR to overcome these challenges. Distributed inference on large […]

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Receive Phone Call Alerts for AWS Account Security Events With Amazon Polly

Security of your AWS account is paramount. Staying up to date with any security-related events in your AWS account is important. There are various ways to get alerts- via email or SMS, however in this blog post I’m going to show you how to get a voice alert on your phone using Amazon AI services like Amazon Polly and any cloud-based communications platform like Twilio.

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Amazon Rekognition Announces Real-Time Face Recognition, Support for Recognition of Text in Image, and Improved Face Detection

Amazon Rekognition today announces three new features: detection and recognition of text in images, real-time face recognition across tens of millions of faces, and detection of up to 100 faces in challenging crowded photos. Customers who are already using Amazon Rekognition for face verification and identification will experience up to a 10% accuracy improvement in most cases.

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Run Deep Learning Frameworks with GPU Instance Types on Amazon EMR

Today, AWS is excited to announce support for Apache MXNet and new generation GPU instance types on Amazon EMR, which enables you to run distributed deep neural networks alongside your machine learning workflows and big data processing. Additionally, you can install and run custom deep learning libraries on your EMR clusters with GPU hardware. Through […]

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Building an Autonomous Vehicle, Part 4:  Using Behavioral Cloning with Apache MXNet for Your Self-Driving Car

In the first blog post of our autonomous vehicle series, you built your Donkey vehicle and deployed your pilot server onto an Amazon EC2 instance. In the second blog post, you learned to drive the Donkey car, and the Donkey car learned to self-drive. In the third blog post, you learned about the process of streaming telemetry […]

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Announcing ONNX Support for Apache MXNet

Today, AWS announces the availability of ONNX-MXNet, an open source Python package to import Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) deep learning models into Apache MXNet. MXNet is a fully featured and scalable deep learning framework that offers APIs across popular languages such as Python, Scala, and R. With ONNX format support for MXNet, developers can […]

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Amazon Polly Adds 9 AWS Regions, Korean Language Support, and a New Indian English Voice

Amazon Polly is an AWS service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce that Amazon Polly is available in nine additional Regions, expanding the total number of Regions where Polly is available to 14. We are also excited to announce the release of  Korean language support, and that we have […]

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New AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Machine Learning Practitioners

We’re excited to announce the availability of two new versions of the AWS Deep Learning AMI: a Conda-based AMI with separate Python environments for deep learning frameworks created using Conda—a popular open source package and environment management tool; and a Base AMI with GPU drivers and libraries to deploy your own customized deep learning models. […]

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Getting Started with the AWS Deep Learning Conda and Base AMIs

Today AWS announced the availability of two new versions of the AWS Deep Learning AMI: a Conda-based AMI and a Base AMI. This post will walk you through the instructions and additional resources for making the most of your new AMIs. New Deep Learning AMI with Conda-managed environments The new Deep Learning AMIs for Amazon […]

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Modify the Timbre of Amazon Polly Voices with the New Vocal Tract SSML Feature

Today, the Amazon Polly team is pleased to announce the release of a new Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) feature that allows developers to modify the timbre of any Text-to-Speech (TTS) voice. This is a compelling feature for customers who want to customize an existing voice in the Amazon Polly portfolio to make it sound […]

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