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Using Amazon Rekognition to Identify Persons of Interest for Law Enforcement

This is a guest post by Chris Adzima, a Senior Information Systems Analyst for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  In law enforcement, it is extremely important to identify persons of interest quickly. In most cases, this is accomplished by showing a picture of the person to multiple law enforcement officers in hopes that someone knows the […]

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Activity Tracking with a Voice-Enabled Bot on AWS

by Bob Strahan, Oliver Atoa, and Bob Potterveld | on | in Amazon Lex* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Listen to this post Voiced by Amazon Polly It’s New Year’s Eve. Your friends and loved ones have gone to the party, but you can’t go just yet because you haven’t figured out how to track the key performance indicators for your New Year’s resolution. You’ve already divided your resolution into categories, and you’ve set […]

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Capturing Voice Input in a Browser and Sending it to Amazon Lex

Ever since we released Amazon Lex, customers have asked us how to embed voice into a web application. In this blog post, we show how to build a simple web application that uses the AWS SDK for JavaScript to do that. The example application, which users can access from a browser, records audio, sends the […]

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Personalizing Videos: BeeLiked uses Amazon Polly to Launch the #DanBrownOrigin campaign, the World’s First Virtual Book Signing

Listen to this post Voiced by Amazon Polly Just as Dan Brown has captivated millions of readers through countless plot twists and turns, the launch of his new novel, Origin, will lead you along an inspired journey that guarantees to speak to you and draw you in. Literally. The 2003 best-selling author of The Da […]

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Integrate Your Amazon Lex Bot with Any Messaging Service

Is your Amazon Lex chatbot ready to talk to the world? When it is, chances are that you’ll want it to be able to interact with as many users as possible. Amazon Lex offers built-in integration with Facebook, Slack and Twilio. But what if you want to connect to a messaging service that isn’t supported? […]

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Powering Language Learning on Duolingo with Amazon Polly

Listen to this post Voiced by Amazon Polly This is a guest post by André Kenji Horie, a software engineer on Duolingo’s Learning Team. In their own words, “Duolingo is the most popular language-learning platform and the most downloaded education app in the world, with more than 170 million users.” When teaching a foreign language, […]

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Join AWS User Group Dublin for an Evening of AI & Deep Learning

  Join Julien Simon, Principal Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services, on May 9 for an evening of AI and Deep Learning hosted by the AWS User Group Dublin. The event will feature Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, and Amazon Rekognition. Julien will take participants on a journey through Deep Learning with AWS covering AI theory to […]

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Create Audiobooks with Amazon Polly and AWS Batch

Amazon Polly, one of AWS’s first AI services, turns text into lifelike speech. By enabling applications to speak, Amazon Polly makes it possible to develop new types of speech-enabled products. For example, many AWS customers have large documents, such as books or reports, that they’d like to convert to speech so they can listen to […]

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Changing Lives with AI: Pollexy (“Polly” + “Lex”), A Special Needs Verbal Assistant

Listen to this post Voiced by Amazon Polly With the emergence of devices like the Amazon Echo and AWS services like Amazon Polly and Amazon Lex, it’s easier to develop integrated voice solutions that can simplify life and make it more enjoyable. In some cases, the resulting innovations can lead to life-changing experiences because the […]

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Build Your Own Text-to-Speech Applications with Amazon Polly

In general, speech synthesis isn’t easy.  You can’t just assume that when an application reads each letter of a sentence the output will make sense. A few common challenges for text-to-speech applications include: Words that are written the same way, but that are pronounced differently: I live in Las Vegas. vs. This presentation broadcasts live […]

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