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Category: Amazon Rekognition

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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Some quick thoughts on the public discussion regarding facial recognition and Amazon Rekognition this past week

We have seen a lot of discussion this past week about the role of Amazon Rekognition in facial recognition, surveillance, and civil liberties, and we wanted to share some thoughts. Amazon Rekognition is a service we announced in 2016. It makes use of new technologies – such as deep learning – and puts them in […]

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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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Amazon Rekognition Update – Celebrity Recognition

We launched at re:Invent (Amazon Rekognition – Image Detection and Recognition Powered by Deep Learning) and added Image Moderation earlier this year. Today we are adding celebrity recognition! Rekognition has been trained to identify hundreds of thousands of people who are famous, noteworthy, or prominent in fields that includes politics, sports, entertainment, business, and media. […]

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Amazon Rekognition Update – Estimated Age Range for Faces

is one of our artificial intelligence services. In addition to detecting objects, scenes, and faces in images, Rekognition can also search and compare faces. Behind the scenes, Rekognition uses deep neural network models to analyze billions of images daily (read Amazon Rekognition – Image Detection and Recognition Powered by Deep Learning to learn more). returns […]

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Amazon Rekognition – Image Detection and Recognition Powered by Deep Learning

What do you see when you look at this picture? You might simply see an animal. Maybe you see a pet, a dog, or a Golden Retriever. The association between the image and these labels is not hard-wired in to your brain. Instead, you learned the labels after seeing hundreds or thousands of examples. Operating […]

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