AWS Machine Learning Blog

Amazon Polly plugin for WordPress now preinstalled on Bitnami AMIs

On February 8, we released the Amazon Polly plugin for WordPress, which enables you to easily voice content and publish podcasts directly from your website. By leveraging audio, you can provide your readers with an alternative way to consume your content and meet the needs of a larger audience. Today, we’re excited to announce that […]

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Create softer speech with the new Amazon Polly phonation tag

Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) is a standardized markup language that enables developers to modify Text-to-Speech (TTS) audio. With SSML, you can control various vocal characteristics of TTS output, such as pronunciation, speech rate, and other elements, to produce a more natural-sounding voice experience. Today, we are excited to announce a new phonation SSML tag […]

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Enhance Your Amazon Lex Chatbots with Responses

You can now add responses to your Amazon Lex chatbots directly from the AWS Management Console. Use responses to set up dynamic, engaging interactions with your users. Using responses Responses are the final element of a bot’s intent, and are displayed to users after the fulfillment of the intent is complete.  A response might include […]

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AWS Deep Learning AMIs Now Provide Faster Training on Volta GPUs for TensorFlow and Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit

The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now include the latest versions of TensorFlow (1.5) and Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (2.4). These frameworks provide support for NVIDIA CUDA 9 and cuDNN 7 drivers. This allows you to take advantage of the mixed-precision training supported by the V100 Volta GPUs powering Amazon EC2 P3 […]

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Amazon Polly Gives WordPress a Voice!

Voiced by Amazon Polly Today AWS in partnership with WP Engine is announcing the release of an Amazon Polly plugin for WordPress. The sample plugin enables WordPress creators to easily add Text-to-Speech capabilities to written content. As voice interaction becomes more common, it’s essential to provide your website’s content in audio formats. And, visitors who […]

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Model Server for Apache MXNet introduces ONNX support and Amazon CloudWatch integration

Today AWS released version 0.2 of Model Server for Apache MXNet (MMS), an open-source library that packages and serves deep learning models for making predictions at scale. Now you can serve models in Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) format and publish operational metrics directly to Amazon CloudWatch, where you can create dashboards and alarms. What […]

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ClearView Social uses Amazon Comprehend to measure the impact of social sharing

ClearView Social enables a company’s employees to share approved content on LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social networks with a single click. It then broadcasts the content to those social networks at peak times, and tracks the resulting engagement with a leaderboard and an analytics dashboard. According to Bill Boulden, CTO of ClearView Social, a key […]

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Zocdoc builds patient confidence using TensorFlow on AWS

The healthcare industry is complicated. A recent survey showed that more than half of Americans have difficulty understanding their insurance coverage, and three-quarters want an easier way to check if doctors are in-network. Zocdoc helps patients navigate this maze, allowing individuals with health care needs to make more informed choices and find care that matches […]

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Deploy a Web UI for Your Chatbot 

You’ve built a very cool chatbot using Amazon Lex. You’ve tested it using the Amazon Lex console. Now you’re ready to deploy it on your website. Although you could build your own bot user interface (UI), that seems like a lot to take on. You’d need to handle support for different devices and browsers, authentication, […]

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Detect sentiment from customer reviews using Amazon Comprehend

In today’s world, public content has never been more relevant. Data from customer reviews is being used as a tool to gain insight into consumption-related decisions as the understanding of its associated sentiment grants businesses invaluable market awareness and the ability to proactively address issues early. Sentiment analysis uses a process to computationally determine whether […]

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