AWS Machine Learning Blog

New Engen improves customer acquisition marketing campaigns using Amazon Rekognition

New Engen is a cross-channel performance marketing technology company that uses its proprietary software products and creative solutions to help their clients acquire new customers. New Engen integrates marketing, AI, and creative expertise to provide a one-stop solution that helps their customers optimize their digital marketing budget across Facebook, Google, Instagram, Snap, and more. Improving […]

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Save time and money by filtering faces during indexing with Amazon Rekognition

Amazon Rekognition is a deep-learning-based image and video analysis service that can identify objects, people, text, scenes, and activities, as well as detect any inappropriate content. Using the new Amazon Rekognition face filtering feature, you can now have control over the quality and quantity of faces you can index for face recognition. This saves on […]

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Training models with unequal economic error costs using Amazon SageMaker

Many companies are turning to machine learning (ML) to improve customer and business outcomes. They use the power of ML models built over “big data” to identify patterns and find correlations. Then they can identify appropriate approaches or predict likely outcomes based on data about new instances. However, as ML models are approximations of the […]

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Limit access to a Jupyter notebook instance by IP address

For increased security, Amazon SageMaker customers can now limit access to a notebook instance to a range of IP addresses. IP address filtering helps when you need to allow only a subset of traffic to access your notebook instances. You might want to limit notebook access in the following ways: To comply with security and compliance requirements […]

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Meet Zhiyu—the first Mandarin Chinese voice for Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly is a fully managed service that turns text into lifelike speech. We’re excited to announce the support for Mandarin Chinese in Amazon Polly. Zhiyu is a clear, bright, and natural-sounding female voice. Let’s hear Zhiyu introduce herself. Click the play button to listen now: Listen now Voiced by Amazon Polly Zhiyu introduces herself in […]

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Classifying high-resolution chest x-ray medical images with Amazon SageMaker

Medical image processing is one of the key areas where deep learning is applied to great effect. Typical processing involves classification, detection, and segmentation using various medical image modalities. In this blog post, we outline a method to use the HIPAA Eligible service Amazon SageMaker to train a deep learning model for chest x-ray image […]

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Mapillary uses Amazon Rekognition to work towards building parking solutions for US cities

Mapillary is a collaborative street-level imagery platform that allows people and organizations to upload geo-tagged photos, which can then be used by customers to improve their mapping systems or applications. Mapillary uses Amazon Rekognition, a deep learning-based image and video analysis service, to enhance their metadata extraction. By using the DetectText operation from Amazon Rekognition, […]

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Run SQL queries from your SageMaker notebooks using Amazon Athena

The volume, velocity and variety of data has been ever increasing since the advent of the internet. The problem many enterprises face is managing this “big data” and trying to make sense out of it to yield the most desirable outcome. Siloes in enterprises, continuous ingestion of data in numerous formats, and the ever-changing technology […]

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Get started with automated metadata extraction using the AWS Media Analysis Solution

You can easily get started extracting meaningful metadata from your media files by using the Media Analysis Solution on AWS. The Media Analysis Solution provides AWS CloudFormation templates that you can use to start extracting meaningful metadata from your media files within minutes. With a web-based user interface, you can easily upload files and see the metadata that is automatically extracted. This solution uses Amazon Rekognition for facial recognition, Amazon Transcribe to create a transcript, and Amazon Comprehend to run sentiment analysis on the transcript. You can also upload your own images to an Amazon Rekognition collection and train the solution to recognize individuals. In this blog post, we’ll show you step-by step how to launch the solution and upload an image and video. You’ll be able to see firsthand how metadata is seamlessly extracted.

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No code chatbots: TIBCO uses Amazon Lex to put chat interfaces into the hands of business users

Users today don’t expect to be tied to a desktop computer. They want to interact with systems on the go, in a variety of ways that are convenient to them. This means that people often turn to mobile devices and interact with applications and systems while multi-tasking. Users might not even touch their mobile device while operating the apps they use, particularly when they are in a vehicle, or when they are actively engaged in another activity. In home environments, this “hands-free” capability is facilitated by voice activation systems.

Business users now aspire to the same experience in a business environment. They want to operate the applications and systems that they use in their daily work tasks using voice control, just like they do at home. Imagine how much simpler daily work tasks would be. However, adding voice controls to systems has not been easy. Voice integration can be a very involved project, even for skilled developers. Moreover, today’s business users want to solve their own tactical and strategic business problems by building “low code/no code” apps. Plus, business users want these apps to follow the same end-user requirements we mentioned earlier: They need to be able to be used on the go anywhere, anytime, hands-free.

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