AWS Machine Learning Blog

Learn about ReadToMe – The first place winner of the AWS DeepLens Challenge Hackathon

When Alex Schultz first heard about the AWS DeepLens workshop in Dr. Matt Wood’s keynote address at re:Invent 2017, little did he know that a few months later he would be the first place winner of the AWS DeepLens Challenge Hackathon, owe his kids $400, and be the star of a blog post on the […]

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Customize your Amazon SageMaker notebook instances with lifecycle configurations and the option to disable internet access

Amazon SageMaker provides fully managed instances running Jupyter Notebooks for data exploration and preprocessing. Customers really appreciate how easy it is to launch a pre-configured notebook instance with just one click. Today, we are making them more customizable by providing two new options: lifecycle configuration that helps automate the process of customizing your notebook instance, […]

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Predict March Madness using Amazon Sagemaker

by Wesley Pasfield | on | in SageMaker | Permalink | Comments |  Share

It’s mid-March and in the United States that can mean only one thing – it’s time for March Madness! Every year countless people fill out a bracket trying to pick which college basketball team will take it all. Do you have a favorite team to win in 2018? In this blog post, we’ll show you […]

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Use Amazon CloudWatch custom metrics for real-time monitoring of Amazon Sagemaker model performance

The training and learning process of deep learning (DL) models can be expensive and time consuming. It’s important for data scientists to monitor the model metrics, such as the training accuracy, training loss, validation accuracy, and validation loss, and make informed decisions based on those metrics. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to […]

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Deploy Gluon models to AWS DeepLens using a simple Python API

by Tatsuya Arai, Eddie Calleja, Brad Kenstler, Jyothi Nookula, Sunil Mallya, and Vikram Madan | on | in AWS DeepLens, SageMaker | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Today we are excited to announce that you can deploy your custom models trained using Gluon to your AWS DeepLens. Gluon is an open source deep learning interface which allows developers of all skill levels to prototype, build, train, and deploy sophisticated machine learning models for the cloud, devices at the edge, and mobile apps. […]

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Train and host Scikit-Learn models in Amazon SageMaker by building a Scikit Docker container

by Morgan Du and Thomas Hughes | on | in SageMaker | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Introduced at re:Invent 2017, Amazon SageMaker provides a serverless data science environment to build, train, and deploy machine learning models at scale. Customers also have the ability to work with frameworks they find most familiar, such as Scikit learn. In this blog post, we’ll accomplish two goals: First, we’ll give you a high-level overview of […]

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Amazon Polly powers Nexmo’s next-gen text-to-speech use cases

As a cloud communications provider that allows businesses to integrate communications capabilities into their applications, Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform, needed a text-to-speech (TTS) solution to help deliver the many synthesized speech use cases we enable for our customers. The solution that we chose had to meet our technological requirements and product philosophy to power Nexmo’s global TTS offerings.

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Announcing the winners of the AWS DeepLens Challenge

At AWS re:Invent 2017 we announced the AWS DeepLens Challenge in conjunction with Intel. The AWS DeepLens Challenge gave attendees of the re:Invent DeepLens workshops an opportunity to put their skills to the test by building a machine learning (ML) project using their AWS DeepLens. The mission was to get creative with computer vision and […]

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AWS Deep Learning AMIs now support Chainer and latest versions of PyTorch and Apache MXNet

The AWS Deep Learning AMIs provide fully-configured environments so that artificial intelligence (AI) developers and data scientists can quickly get started with deep learning models. The Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) now include Chainer (v3.4.0), a flexible and intuitive deep learning (DL) framework, as well as the latest versions of Apache MXNet and PyTorch. The Chainer define-by-run […]

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Amazon SageMaker support for TensorFlow 1.5, MXNet 1.0, and CUDA 9

Amazon SageMaker pre-built deep learning framework containers now support TensorFlow 1.5 and Apache MXNet 1.0, both of which take advantage of CUDA 9 optimizations for faster performance on SageMaker ml.p3 instances. In addition to performance benefits, this provides access to updated features such as Eager execution in TensorFlow and advanced indexing for NDArrays in MXNet. More […]

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