AWS Machine Learning Blog

Train faster, more flexible models with Amazon SageMaker Linear Learner

Today Amazon SageMaker is launching several additional features to the built-in linear learner algorithm. Amazon SageMaker algorithms are designed to scale effortlessly to massive datasets and take advantage of the latest hardware optimizations for unparalleled speed. The Amazon SageMaker linear learner algorithm encompasses both linear regression and binary classification algorithms. These algorithms are used extensively in […]

Faster training with optimized TensorFlow 1.6 on Amazon EC2 C5 and P3 instances

The AWS Deep Learning AMIs come with latest pip packages of popular deep learning frameworks pre-installed in separate virtual environments so that developers can quickly get started with training deep learning models. The new version of the Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now come with TensorFlow 1.6, built with advanced optimizations for […]

Learn about Dee: The DeepLens Educating Entertainer – The second place winner of the AWS DeepLens Challenge Hackathon

Matthew Clark is a software developer turned architect. He lives in Manchester in the north of England, and he’s soon to be the proud owner of a new kitchen. He’s also the creator of Dee – the DeepLens Educating Entertainer, which won second place in the AWS DeepLens Challenge. Dee is an example of how […]

Amazon Polly releases new SSML Breath feature

Natural human speech frequently includes audible breathing sounds as a speaker inhales or exhales during normal speaking. For example, when we speak, we generally take a breath at major pauses. Narrations without breathing sounds produced by Text-to-Speech (TTS) engines often the lack naturalness of a human narrator. Most TTS systems don’t include respiratory sounds in […]

Create a Word-Pronunciation sequence-to-sequence model using Amazon SageMaker

Amazon SageMaker seq2seq offers you a very simple way to make use of the state-of-the-art encoder-decoder architecture (including the attention mechanism) for your sequence to sequence tasks. You just need to prepare your sequence data in recordio-protobuf format and your vocabulary mapping files in JSON format. Then you need to upload them to Amazon Simple […]

Mount an EFS file system to an Amazon SageMaker notebook (with lifecycle configurations)

In this blog post, we’ll show you how you can mount an Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) to your Amazon SageMaker notebook instance. This is an easy way to store and access large datasets, and to share machine learning scripts from your SageMaker notebook instance. Amazon SageMaker notebooks provide fast access to your own instance running […]

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, […]

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 […]