AWS Machine Learning Blog

How Astro Built Astrobot Voice, a Chatbot for Email

This is a guest post by Roland Schemers, CTO of Astro Technology, Inc. Astro, in their own words, “creates modern email apps for Mac, iOS and Android, powered by artificial intelligence, built for people and teams. With Astrobot Voice, an in-app email voice assistant, you can now read, manage, and reply to emails without leaving Astro’s […]

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Convert Your Text into an MP3 File with Amazon Polly and a Simple Python Script

Text-to-speech technology can turn any digital text into a multimedia experience, so people can listen to news, blog articles, or even a PDF document, while multitasking or on-the-go. With Amazon Polly, you can convert your RSS feed or email, and store the synthesized speech in the form of audio files. Currently, the Amazon Polly console […]

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AWS Deep Learning AMI Now Supports PyTorch, Keras 2 and Latest Deep Learning Frameworks

Today, we’re pleased to announce an update to the AWS Deep Learning AMI. The AWS Deep Learning AMI, which lets you spin up a complete deep learning environment on AWS in a single click, now includes PyTorch, Keras 1.2 and 2.0 support, along with popular machine learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, Caffe2 and Apache MXNet. […]

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Your Guide to Machine Learning at re:Invent 2017

re:Invent 2017 is almost here! As you plan your agenda, machine learning is undoubtedly a hot topic on your list. This year we have a lot of great technical content in the Machine Learning track, with over 50 breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, labs, and deep-dive chalk talks. You’ll hear first-hand from customers and partners about […]

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Introducing Gluon — An Easy-to-Use Programming Interface for Flexible Deep Learning

Today, AWS and Microsoft announced a new specification that focuses on improving the speed, flexibility, and accessibility of machine learning technology for all developers, regardless of their deep learning framework of choice. The first result of this collaboration is the new Gluon interface, an open source library in Apache MXNet that allows developers of all skill levels to prototype, […]

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Introducing NNVM Compiler: A New Open End-to-End Compiler for AI Frameworks

You can choose among multiple artificial intelligence (AI) frameworks to develop AI algorithms. You also have a choice of a wide range of hardware to train and deploy AI models. The diversity of frameworks and hardware is crucial to maintaining the health of the AI ecosystem. This diversity, however, also introduces several challenges to AI […]

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Capture and Analyze Customer Demographic Data Using Amazon Rekognition & Amazon Athena

Millions of customers shop in brick and mortar stores every day. Currently, most of these retailers have no efficient way to identify these shoppers and understand their purchasing behavior. They rely on third-party market research firms to provide customer demographic and purchase preference information.

This blog post walks you how you can use AWS services to identify purchasing behavior of your customers. We show you:

How retailers can use captured images in real time.
How Amazon Rekognition can be used to retrieve face attributes like age range, emotions, gender, etc.
How you can use Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight to analyze the face attributes.
How you can create unique insights and learn about customer emotions and demographics.
How to implement serverless architecture using AWS managed services.

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Build an Autonomous Vehicle on AWS and Race It at the re:Invent Robocar Rally

Autonomous vehicles are poised to take to our roads in massive numbers in the coming years. This has been made possible due to advances in deep learning and its application to autonomous driving. In this post, we take you through a tutorial that shows you how to build a remote control (RC) vehicle that uses […]

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