AWS News Blog

Category: Artificial Intelligence

Thoughts On Machine Learning Accuracy

This blog shares some brief thoughts on machine learning accuracy and bias. Let’s start with some comments about a recent ACLU blog in which they ran a facial recognition trial. Using Rekognition, the ACLU built a face database using 25,000 publicly available arrest photos and then performed facial similarity searches on that database using public […]

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Amazon SageMaker Adds Batch Transform Feature and Pipe Input Mode for TensorFlow Containers

At the New York Summit a few days ago we launched two new features: a new batch inference feature called Batch Transform that allows customers to make predictions in non-real time scenarios across petabytes of data and Pipe Input Mode support for TensorFlow containers. SageMaker remains one of my favorite services and we’ve covered it […]

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Amazon Translate Adds Support for Japanese, Russian, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Czech

Today I’m excited to announce that has added support for Japanese, Russian, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Czech! Amazon Translate is a translation API that delivers fast, high-quality, and affordable language translation. Translate was originally released in preview at in 2017 and my colleague, Tara, wrote about the service in depth. Since the initial preview, we’ve […]

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Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Adds Support For HLS Output Streams

Today I’m excited to announce and demonstrate the new HTTP Live Streams (HLS) output feature for (KVS). If you’re not already familiar with KVS, Jeff covered the release for in 2017. In short, Amazon Kinesis Video Streams is a service for securely capturing, processing, and storing video for analytics and machine learning – from one […]

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AWS Online Tech Talks – July 2018

Join us this month to learn about AWS services and solutions featuring topics on Amazon EMR, Amazon SageMaker, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3, Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon EC2 Fleet and more! We also have our third episode of the “How to re:Invent” where we’ll dive deep with the AWS Training and Certification team on Bootcamps, Hands-on Labs, […]

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Amazon Comprehend Launches Asynchronous Batch Operations

My colleague Jeff Barr last wrote about , a service for discovering insights and relationships in text, when it launched at in 2017. Today, after iterating on customer feedback, we’re releasing a new asynchronous batch inferencing feature for Comprehend. Asynchronous batch operations work on documents stored in buckets and can perform all of the normal […]

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Amazon Polly Plugin for WordPress Update – Translate and Vocalize Your Content

Earlier this year I showed you how to Give Your WordPress Blog a Voice with Amazon Polly and walked you through the steps involved in installing, configuring, and using the Amazon Polly for WordPress plugin. Today we are making this plugin even more powerful, adding the ability to translate your content into one or more […]

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