AWS Public Sector Blog

Category: Artificial Intelligence

Using AWS DeepLens to detect falls

Automating fall detection with AWS DeepLens

What if someone in a hospital room or public train station suddenly falls due to a stroke or other health issue? An automated monitoring system like AWS DeepLens, a deep learning-enabled video camera for developers, could detect such falls and contact emergency services in a timely manner. Using AWS DeepLens, I created a solution.

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Scratch and AWS Educate build new activity for annual Hour of Code

For the second year, Scratch and the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate program built a new activity for Code.org’s Hour of Code, the annual global event to introduce students to computer science. Held annually during Computer Science Education Week on December 9-15, the Hour of Code is designed to demystify “code,” show that anybody can learn the basics, and broaden participation in the field of computer sciences.

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Driving machine learning with Tyler Technologies and AWS DeepRacer

Machine learning (ML) is one of the fastest growing areas in technology. AWS DeepRacer helps anyone get started with ML through autonomous driving. Tyler Technologies, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) partner held a DeepRacer event at their annual internal conference, Tyler Mesh, in September in Indianapolis, Indiana, to help their organization learn about ML and ML on AWS.

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Breaking down language barriers: Multi-lingual “walkie talkie” conference

AWS Builders Fair: Machine learning, robotics, and IoT demos for public sector innovation

At the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC, AWS employees shared and demonstrated our newest homegrown AWS innovations in the AWS Builders Fair. These demos featured real-world use cases for government, education, and nonprofits. Using artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), natural language processing, and robotics, the demos show how technology can help address issues from recycling to translation to safe transportation. Check out the top six Builders Fair demos, now on our YouTube channel.

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ServerCentral Turing Group launches AWS race car competition to fuel machine learning

ServerCentral Turing Group (SCTG), an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner, recently held a self-driving car challenge open to all employees. After the 2018 acquisition of Turing Group by ServerCentral, the AWS Public Sector Partner aimed to use the competition to unite the two legacy companies, while also building expertise across AWS services. Over […]

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Hack the house: Social housing hackathon

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Disruptive Innovators Network (DIN) hosted the first competitive social housing hackathon this past May in London. Four UK housing associations – including Great Places, Places for People and Metropolitan Thames Valley – were teamed with members of the AWS Partner Network (APN), and had 36 hours to analyse one of four housing problems and hack a solution.

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Improving patient care in Canada with Amazon Comprehend Medical

Amazon Comprehend Medical is a natural language processing (NLP) service that simplifies the use of machine learning (ML) to extract relevant medical information from unstructured text often found in clinical charts or doctor’s notes. Since the service launched in the AWS Canada (Central) Region in June 2019, it opened up possibilities for Canadian healthcare organizations to better serve patients. Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers are among the organizations who leverage Amazon Comprehend Medical and Amazon SageMaker, to create their own machine learning models that can triage x-rays to provide a better healthcare experience.

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The building blocks of artificial intelligence for government

How can organizations build and execute artificial intelligence strategies, addressing current and future mission needs? Tune in July 30th, to Government Matters’ webinar “Building Blocks of AI – Government Innovations” to hear how federal agencies are actively preparing data to take advantage of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning. Sponsored by AWS, this hour-long, two-part webinar features technology decision-makers from federal civilian agencies and the U.S. Department of Defense discussing the mission-critical applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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