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Fine-tuning an LLM using QLoRA in AWS GovCloud (US)

Government agencies are increasingly using large language models (LLMs) powered by generative artificial intelligence (AI) to extract valuable insights from their data in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US) Regions. In this guide, we walk you through the process of adapting LLMs to specific domains with parameter efficient fine-tuning techniques made accessible through Amazon SageMaker integrations with Hugging Face.

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Singapore’s National Library Board aims to unlock country’s rich heritage with AR app built by AWS Partner NCS

The vision of Singapore’s National Library Board goes beyond making information accessible; the NLB is focused on bringing the richness of the nation’s cultural heritage right to the palm of your hand. As part of its LAB25 (Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025) Singapore Storytellers initiative, the NLB seeks to nurture a stronger appreciation and understanding of the Singapore experience. To support this, Amazon Web Services (AWS) collaborated with Singapore-based NCS, a leading technology services firm, to create an interactive augmented reality (AR) web application prototype on the AWS Cloud.

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Use Amazon SageMaker to perform data analytics in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

Amazon SageMaker is a fully managed machine learning (ML) service that provides various capabilities, including Jupyter Notebook instances. While RStudio, a popular integrated development environment (IDE) for R, is available as a managed service in Amazon Web Services (AWS) commercial Regions, it’s currently not offered in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. Read this post, however, to learn how you can use SageMaker notebook instances with the R kernel to perform data analytics tasks in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

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Open government procurement drives innovation using the cloud

It should be simple to build digital platforms that offer people reliable, clear ways to access government services such as healthcare, business registration, and welfare payments. Cloud technology makes it possible for every service to be simple, reliable, scalable, adaptable, and secure. Public sector agencies need to be able to access the cloud, and they do so through public procurement processes. Procurement’s role in supporting modern, digital services for governments is the subject of a report from the Open Data Institute (ODI) and Open Contracting Partnership (OCP).

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ICF helps FDA accelerate the drug labeling review process with AWS machine learning

Within the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, the Division of Medication Error Prevention and Analysis (DMEPA) plays a critical role. DMEPA reviews premarket and postmarket drug labeling to minimize the risk of medication errors. In partnership with DMEPA, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner ICF is developing a machine learning (ML) prototype known as the Computerized Labeling Assessment Tool (CLAT). The prototype employs innovative applications of optical character recognition (OCR) technology and the novel use of computer vision techniques that will alleviate bottlenecks in and enhance the efficiency of the drug labeling review process.

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NHS England scales review of critical services using AWS Well-Architected Framework

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well-Architected Framework is designed to help build resilient, secure, and efficient solutions. Understanding this framework can greatly benefit AWS customers looking to enhance and refine their cloud environments. This post shares insights into how NHS England, responsible for running the vital national IT systems which support health and social care, revolutionized their approach to the AWS Well-Architected Framework review process.

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Improving government contact center agent experience with Amazon Connect

Peraton, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Partner, has worked with multiple government agencies to improve both customer and agent experiences using Amazon Connect. This post explores how Amazon Connect, the cloud contact center solution from AWS, delivers relevant information to agents through a unified experience to help government organizations and agencies of all sizes improve interaction with customers and employees.

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Health Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance works with AWS to electrify health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa

The Health Electrification and Telecommunications Alliance (HETA) is Power Africa’s initiative for health facility electrification and digital connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa. Power Africa is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and harnesses the collective resources of public and private sectors to expand electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. This post describes how AWS and HETA bring together governments, donors, technology providers, and health organizations to develop sustainable business models that can electrify and digitally connect healthcare infrastructure.

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Brazil, Colombia join the AWS Skills to Jobs Tech Alliance to tackle talent gap

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the demand for skilled tech professionals continues to outpace the supply. This talent gap poses significant challenges for businesses across Latin America, with almost half of tech vacancies remaining unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates. Addressing this challenge, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has expanded the Skills to Jobs Tech Alliance to Brazil and Colombia. This initiative aims to foster collaboration among employers, academic institutions, and governments, ensuring that academic curricula aligns with real-world demands of businesses.

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Why Fugaku, Japan’s fastest supercomputer, went virtual on AWS

Japan’s Mount Fuji is famous for its height and width but it’s also reachable by novice hikers without lots of time on their hands due to the nation’s efforts to make it accessible. Now, the researchers behind one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, Fugaku, which is another name for Mt. Fuji, are trying to make the supercomputer just as accessible on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. Read this post to learn more.