AWS Machine Learning Blog

AWS Contributes to Milestone 1.0 Release of Apache MXNet Including the Addition of a New Model Serving Capability

Today AWS announced contributions to the milestone 1.0 release of the Apache MXNet deep learning engine and the introduction of a new model serving capability for MXNet. These new capabilities (1) simplify training and deploying deep learning models, (2) enable implementation of cutting-edge performance enhancements, and (3) provide easy interoperability between deep learning frameworks. In […]

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Whooshkaa and Amazon Polly: Combining Eyes and Ears to Widen Publishing Horizons

Based in Australia, Whooshkaa is a creative audio-on-demand podcast platform that helps publishers and advertisers reach their audiences. We’re always trying new products and techniques, and combining them to pioneer new solutions for our customers. The Amazon Polly Text-To-Speech (TTS) feature is a great example of this. Already, we have top-tier publishers, sporting bodies, and Australia’s biggest telecommunications company using Amazon Polly to augment their established delivery methods.

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AWS and Caltech Partner to Accelerate AI and Machine Learning Through a New Research Collaboration

From autonomous robotics to state of-the-art computer vision, Caltech and Amazon have a lot in common, including the belief that pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will not only disrupt industries, but it will fundamentally change the nature of scientific research. We believe these technologies have the potential to transform […]

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AWS DeepLens Extensions: Build Your Own Project

AWS DeepLens provides a great opportunity to learn new technologies, such as deep learning and Internet of Things (IoT), as well as to build innovative systems that can solve real-world problems. The device and service comes with a set of predefined projects that make it easy to hit the ground running. It is designed as […]

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Customize and Display AWS DeepLens Project Output on Your Laptop

AWS DeepLens is a deep-learning-enabled developer toolkit with a video camera. It enables you to develop machine learning skills using hands-on computer vision tutorials, pre-built models and allows you to extend them. Examples of pre-built models include object detection to recognize and detect different objects in your room such as TV monitors, people and bottles, […]

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Extend AWS DeepLens to Send SMS Notifications with AWS Lambda

AWS DeepLens is a deep learning enabled developer toolkit with a video camera. It enables you to develop machine learning skills using hands-on computer vision tutorials, pre-built models and allows you to extend them. This blog post explains how to extend the local functionality of DeepLens with cloud functionality using the AWS IoT Rule Engine […]

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Distributed Inference Using Apache MXNet and Apache Spark on Amazon EMR

In this blog post we demonstrate how to run distributed offline inference on large datasets using Apache MXNet (incubating) and Apache Spark on Amazon EMR. We explain how offline inference is useful, why it is challenging, and how you can leverage MXNet and Spark on Amazon EMR to overcome these challenges. Distributed inference on large […]

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Announcing AWS Machine Learning Research Awards

We are excited to announce the AWS Machine Learning Research Awards, a new program that funds university departments, faculty, PhD students, and post-docs that are conducting novel research in machine learning (ML). We are working with Carnegie Mellon University, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Harvard Medical School, The University of Washington, and the University of […]

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Receive Phone Call Alerts for AWS Account Security Events With Amazon Polly

Security of your AWS account is paramount. Staying up to date with any security-related events in your AWS account is important. There are various ways to get alerts- via email or SMS, however in this blog post I’m going to show you how to get a voice alert on your phone using Amazon AI services like Amazon Polly and any cloud-based communications platform like Twilio.

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