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AWS Contributes to Milestone 1.0 Release and Adds Model Serving Capability for Apache MXNet

Post by Dr. Matt Wood Today AWS announced contributions to the milestone 1.0 release of the Apache MXNet deep learning engine including the introduction of a new model-serving capability for MXNet. The new capabilities in MXNet provide the following benefits to users: 1) MXNet is easier to use: The model server for MXNet is a […]

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Amazon Comprehend – Continuously Trained Natural Language Processing

Many years ago I was wandering through the University of Maryland CS Library and found a dusty old book titled What Computers Can’t Do, adjacent to its successor, What Computers Still Can’t Do. The second book was thicker, which made me realize that Computer Science was a worthwhile field to study. While preparing to write […]

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Amazon Transcribe – Accurate Speech To Text At Scale

Today we’re launching a private preview of Amazon Transcribe, an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for developers to add speech to text capabilities to their applications. As bandwidth and connectivity improve, more and more of the world’s data is stored in video and audio formats. People are creating and consuming all of […]

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Welcoming Amazon Rekognition Video: Deep-Learning Based Video Recognition

It was this time last year during re:Invent 2016 that Jeff announced the Amazon Rekognition service launch.  I was so excited about getting my hands dirty and start coding against the service to build image recognition solutions. As you may know by now, Amazon Rekognition Image is a cloud service that uses deep learning to provide […]

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AWS DeepLens – Get Hands-On Experience with Deep Learning With Our New Video Camera

As I have mentioned a time or two in the past, I am a strong believer in life-long learning. Technological change is coming along faster than ever and you need to do the same in order to keep your skills current. For most of my career, artificial intelligence has been an academic topic, with practical […]

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Amazon SageMaker – Accelerating Machine Learning

Machine Learning is a pivotal technology for many startups and enterprises. Despite decades of investment and improvements, the process of developing, training, and maintaining machine learning models has still been cumbersome and ad-hoc. The process of incorporating machine learning into an application often involves a team of experts tuning and tinkering for months with inconsistent […]

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AWS Online Tech Talks – November 2017

Leaves are crunching under my boots, Halloween is tomorrow, and pumpkin is having its annual moment in the sun – it’s fall everybody! And just in time to celebrate, we have whipped up a fresh batch of pumpkin spice Tech Talks. Grab your planner (Outlook calendar) and pencil these puppies in. This month we are […]

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Introducing Gluon: a new library for machine learning from AWS and Microsoft

Post by Dr. Matt Wood Today, AWS and Microsoft announced Gluon, a new open source deep learning interface which allows developers to more easily and quickly build machine learning models, without compromising performance. Gluon provides a clear, concise API for defining machine learning models using a collection of pre-built, optimized neural network components. Developers who […]

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Announcing the Winners of the AWS Chatbot Challenge – Conversational, Intelligent Chatbots using Amazon Lex and AWS Lambda

A couple of months ago on the blog, I announced the AWS Chatbot Challenge in conjunction with Slack. The AWS Chatbot Challenge was an opportunity to build a unique chatbot that helped to solve a problem or that would add value for its prospective users. The mission was to build a conversational, natural language chatbot […]

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New – Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex Integration

I’m really excited to share some recent enhancements to two of my favorite services: Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex. is a self-service, cloud-based contact center service that makes it easy for any business to deliver better customer service at lower cost. is a service for building conversational interfaces using voice and text. By integrating these […]

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