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Category: Artificial Intelligence*

Apache MXNet Version 0.12 Extends Gluon Functionality to Support Cutting Edge Research

Last week, the Apache MXNet community released version 0.12 of MXNet. The major features were support for NVIDIA Volta GPUs and sparse tensors. The release also included a number of new features for the Gluon programming interface. In particular, these features make it easier to implement cutting-edge research in your deep learning models: Variational dropout, […]

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Understand Movie Star Social Networks Using Amazon Rekognition and Graph Databases

Amazon Rekognition is an AWS service that makes it easy to add image analysis to your applications. The latest feature added to the API for this deep-learning-powered computer vision is Celebrity Recognition. This simple-to-use functionality detects and recognizes thousands of individuals who are famous, noteworthy, or prominent in their field. Users can harness the tool […]

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Monitoring GPU Utilization with Amazon CloudWatch

Deep learning requires a large amount of matrix multiplications and vector operations that can be parallelized by GPUs (graphics processing units) because GPUs have thousands of cores. Amazon Web Services allows you to spin up P2 or P3 instances that are great for running Deep Learning frameworks such as MXNet, which emphasizes speeding up the deployment […]

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Apache MXNet Release Adds Support for New NVIDIA Volta GPUs and Sparse Tensor

We are excited about the availability of Apache MXNet version 0.12. Contributors in the MXNet community have collaborated to bring new feature enhancements to users. With this release, MXNet adds two new important features: Support for NVIDIA Volta GPUs, which enable users to dramatically reduce the training and inference time for a neural network model. […]

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Announcing New AWS Deep Learning AMI for Amazon EC2 P3 Instances

We’re pleased to announce a new set of AWS Deep Learning AMIs, which come pre-installed with deep learning frameworks optimized for the NVIDIA Volta V100 GPUs in the new Amazon EC2 P3 instance family. The new P3 instances are perfect for deep learning, with eight NVIDIA Volta GPUs available in a single p3.16xlarge instance, which […]

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Research Spotlight: BMXNet – An Open Source Binary Neural Network Implementation Based On MXNet

by Haojin Yang, Christian Bartz, Martin Fritzsche, and Christoph Meinel | on | in Apache MXNet on AWS* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

This is guest post by Haojin Yang, Martin Fritzsche, Christian Bartz, Christoph Meinel from the Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Potsdam Germany. We are excited to see research drive practical implementation of deep learning on low power devices. This work plays an important part in expanding powerful intelligent capabilities into our everyday lives. In recent years, deep learning technologies have […]

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How Astro Built Astrobot Voice, a Chatbot for Email

This is a guest post by Roland Schemers, CTO of Astro Technology, Inc. Astro, in their own words, “creates modern email apps for Mac, iOS and Android, powered by artificial intelligence, built for people and teams. With Astrobot Voice, an in-app email voice assistant, you can now read, manage, and reply to emails without leaving Astro’s […]

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Convert Your Text into an MP3 File with Amazon Polly and a Simple Python Script

Text-to-speech technology can turn any digital text into a multimedia experience, so people can listen to news, blog articles, or even a PDF document, while multitasking or on-the-go. With Amazon Polly, you can convert your RSS feed or email, and store the synthesized speech in the form of audio files. Currently, the Amazon Polly console […]

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AWS Deep Learning AMI Now Supports PyTorch, Keras 2 and Latest Deep Learning Frameworks

Today, we’re pleased to announce an update to the AWS Deep Learning AMI. The AWS Deep Learning AMI, which lets you spin up a complete deep learning environment on AWS in a single click, now includes PyTorch, Keras 1.2 and 2.0 support, along with popular machine learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, Caffe2 and Apache MXNet. […]

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Amazon Polly Expands to the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region and Adds Two New Voices

Amazon Polly is an AWS service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce the expansion to the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region, as well as the release of two new Text-to-Speech voices. We are pleased to present Takumi, a new Japanese male voice, and Matthew, a new US English male voice. […]

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