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Category: Amazon Rekognition

How Emily Kennedy and Cara Jones, Co-Founders of Marinus Analytics, are using AI to battle sex trafficking

Teenagers traveling through Europe often come home with a new perspective. For Emily Kennedy, the trip she took at age 16 gave her not only perspective, but purpose. It put her on a career path she likely never would have gone down: combating human trafficking. She does this through her company Marinus Analytics, which provides law enforcement with tools that utilize artificial intelligence to help identify victims and their exploiters.

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Alex Smola Speaking at Collision 2018

Alex Smola showcases the breadth of AWS’s Machine Learning capabilities at Collision 2018

“Ultimately, my creativity is very limited, but your creativity is large,” said Alex Smola, Amazon Web Services Director of Machine Learning, to the assembled audience at the Collision Conference in New Orleans. “You can do amazing things with the tools that we’ve built.”

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Building a Hotdog Detecting App on AWS—Yes, Really

In Season 4 of the hit HBO show, “Silicon Valley,” the character Jian Yang attempts to build an app that uses image recognition artificial intelligence (AI) to identify and label the foods in captured pictures. But there is a fairly major glitch: his app can only differentiate between hot dogs and… not hot dogs. Once I stopped laughing, the episode prompted a question that centers on my role as a Solutions Architect at AWS: How easily could I build my own hotdog identifying app? Turns out, pretty easily.

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AWS London Loft

That’s a wrap on the AWS Pop-up Loft London!

It’s been epic. More than 1,000 visitors, 12,000 Twitch views and counting, 36 breakout sessions, 19 live streams, 5 hands-on workshops, 3 networking evenings, 2 breakfast briefings, a Fintech innovation showcase, and an AWS Community Day later, we’ve now officially closed the London Pop-up Loft for yet another year. Thanks to an interesting mix of […]

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