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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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Amazon SageMaker Updates – Tokyo Region, CloudFormation, Chainer, and GreenGrass ML

Today, at the AWS Summit in Tokyo we announced a number of updates and new features for Amazon SageMaker. Starting today, SageMaker is available in Asia Pacific (Tokyo)! SageMaker also now supports CloudFormation. A new machine learning framework, Chainer, is now available in the SageMaker Python SDK, in addition to MXNet and Tensorflow. Finally, support […]

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New – Pay-per-Session Pricing for Amazon QuickSight, Another Region, and Lots More

Amazon QuickSight is a fully managed cloud business intelligence system that gives you Fast & Easy to Use Business Analytics for Big Data. QuickSight makes business analytics available to organizations of all shapes and sizes, with the ability to access data that is stored in your Amazon Redshift data warehouse, your Amazon Relational Database Service […]

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Amazon Neptune Generally Available

Amazon Neptune is now Generally Available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland). Amazon Neptune is a fast, reliable, fully-managed graph database service that makes it easy to build and run applications that work with highly connected datasets. At the core of Neptune is a purpose-built, high-performance graph […]

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Simplify Login with Application Load Balancer Built-in Authentication

Today I’m excited to announce built-in authentication support in Application Load Balancers (ALB). ALB can now securely authenticate users as they access applications, letting developers eliminate the code they have to write to support authentication and offload the responsibility of authentication from the backend. The team built a great live example where you can try […]

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Introducing the AWS Machine Learning Competency for Consulting Partners

Today I’m excited to announce a new Machine Learning Competency for Consulting Partners in the AWS Partner Network (APN). This AWS Competency program allows APN Consulting Partners to demonstrate a deep expertise in machine learning on AWS by providing solutions that enable machine learning and data science workflows for their customers. This new AWS Competency […]

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