AWS Startups Blog

Category: Artificial Intelligence

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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Machine learning on limit order book data for surveillance and compliance

There are two key types of market participants; those who are trying to make money from the markets and those who are assigned to police those trying to make money. Examples of the former type include investment banks, hedge funds and asset managers, while examples of the latter includes in-house compliance, financial regulators and exchange surveillance teams.

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ThetaLake Portal w-Co-Founder

Modern communication compliance conundrums: How Theta Lake uses cloud-based AI and ML to address compliance risks within audio and video communication

For the average person, the idea of compliance and regulation technology doesn’t elicit much enthusiasm. But for Devin Redmond and Rich Sutton, co-founders of the RegTech startup Theta Lake, the concept is downright sexy—especially as startups and enterprises alike have increased spending on compliance following the last financial meltdown.

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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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AWS's Ask an Architect Bar at SF Summit's Startup Central

Segment, Gusto, and leading startups rock Startup Central 2018 with in-depth tech talks

It was standing room only at Startup Central, AWS Startup’s HQ at the AWS San Francisco Summit on April 4th. Hundreds of attendees stopped by the booth to chat with AWS Solutions Architects at the Startup Expert Bar and watch nearly a dozen startup talks led by expert CEOs, CTO, and lead engineers from leading startups in the region. Speakers from Segment, Gusto, and more covered everything from serverless, to AI, to ECS.

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