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AWS Collaborates with Emory University to Develop Cloud-Based NLP Research Platform Using Apache MXNet

by Jinho Choi and Joseph Spisak | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a research field in artificial intelligence that aims to develop computer programs’ understanding of human (natural) language. Even if you don’t know much about NLP, there is a good chance that you have been using it daily. Whenever you type a word using the virtual keyboard on your phone, it […]

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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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Build an Autonomous Vehicle Part 2: Driving Your Vehicle

This is the second blog post in our series that teaches you how to build a 1/16th scale autonomous car. You can also tune in to our Twitch streams to review concepts discussed in these blogs. After following along with us, you can bring your own car to race at the re:Invent Robocar Rally 2017, […]

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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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Your Guide to Machine Learning at re:Invent 2017

re:Invent 2017 is almost here! As you plan your agenda, machine learning is undoubtedly a hot topic on your list. This year we have a lot of great technical content in the Machine Learning track, with over 50 breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, labs, and deep-dive chalk talks. You’ll hear first-hand from customers and partners about […]

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