AWS Machine Learning Blog

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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Two New Courses are Now Available for Machine Learning and Deep Learning on AWS

AWS Training and Certification helps you advance your knowledge with practical skills so you can get more out of the AWS Cloud. We now have two new courses to help you learn about how to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) solutions using AWS: Introduction to Machine Learning web-based training and Deep Learning on AWS instructor-led training. […]

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Create a Question and Answer Bot with Amazon Lex and Amazon Alexa

Your users have questions and you have answers, but you need a better way for your users to ask their questions and get the right answers. They often call your help desk, or post to your support forum, but over time this adds stress and cost to your organization. Could a chat bot add value for your customers? Interestingly, a recent poll shows that 44% of people would rather talk to a chat bot than to a human! In this post we provide a sample solution, called QnABot (pronounced “Q and A Bot”). The QnABot uses Amazon Lex and Amazon Alexa to provide a conversational interface for your “Questions and Answers.” This allows your users to ask their questions and get quick and relevant answers.

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AWS Deep Learning AMI Now Includes Apache MXNet 0.11 and TensorFlow 1.3

The AWS Deep Learning Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is designed to help you build stable, secure, and scalable deep learning applications on AWS. The AMI comes pre-installed with popular deep learning frameworks. It has GPU drivers and libraries that let you train sophisticated AI models and scale them in the cloud. The latest release of […]

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