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Category: SageMaker

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

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

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

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 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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Build an online compound solubility prediction workflow with AWS Batch and Amazon SageMaker

Machine learning (ML) methods for the field of computational chemistry are growing at an accelerated rate. Easy access to open-source solvers (such as TensorFlow and Apache MXNet), toolkits (such as RDKit cheminformatics software), and open-scientific initiatives (such as DeepChem) makes it easy to use these frameworks in daily research. In the field of chemical informatics, many […]

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Build your own object classification model in SageMaker and import it to DeepLens

We are excited to launch a new feature for AWS DeepLens that allows you to import models trained using Amazon SageMaker directly into the AWS DeepLens console with one click. This feature is available as of AWS DeepLens software version 1.2.3. You can update your AWS DeepLens software by re-booting your device or by using […]

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Amazon SageMaker BlazingText: Parallelizing Word2Vec on Multiple CPUs or GPUs

Today we’re launching Amazon SageMaker BlazingText as the latest built-in algorithm for Amazon SageMaker. BlazingText is an unsupervised learning algorithm for generating Word2Vec embeddings. These are dense vector representations of words in large corpora. We’re excited to make BlazingText, the fastest implementation of Word2Vec, available to Amazon SageMaker users on: Single CPU instances (like the […]

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AWS KMS-based Encryption Is Now Available for Training and Hosting in Amazon SageMaker

Amazon SageMaker uses throwaway keys, also called transient keys, to encrypt the ML General Purpose storage volumes attached to training and hosting EC2 instances. Because these keys are used only to encrypt the ML storage volumes and are then immediately discarded, the volumes can safely be used to store confidential data. Volumes can be accessed […]

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