Q: What does AWS ML Embark include?

AWS ML Embark includes a DeepRacer event or other hands-on event, Discovery Day, in-person training, and an engagement with the ML Solutions Lab to launch a proof of concept.

Q: How much does AWS ML Embark cost?

The cost varies based on the scope of the engagement. Talk to your account manager for more.

Q: Why should my company use AWS ML Embark?

Machine learning presents many new opportunities for a business. But, getting started with machine learning is a difficult and time-consuming journey. AWS ML Embark program pulls together the educational and onboarding programs most proven to help AWS customers fast-track their machine learning initiatives to get real business results fast.

Q: Does my company need to do all the elements of the program?

Yes. Because AWS ML Embark program was designed to include the programs most proven to accelerate your machine learning journey, it should be done in its entirety. We do have some customization options which can be discussed with your account manager.

Q: How long does AWS ML Embark program take?

We’ve designed the program for a three-month engagement. However, the timeline can be shorter or slightly longer depending on specific needs of the customer.

Q: My company has already done one element of the program. Does it make sense for me to participate in the AWS ML Embark program?

Yes, this program could still be a good fit for you. Contact your account manager for more details.

Q: What is DeepRacer?

AWS DeepRacer gets aspiring machine learning developers hands-on with a fully autonomous 1/18th scale race car driven by reinforcement learning, 3D racing simulator, and global racing league. For more information visit: https://aws.amazon.com/deepracer/

Q: What is the Amazon ML Solutions Lab?

The Amazon ML Solutions Lab pairs your team with Amazon machine learning experts to prepare data, and build and train models. It combines hands-on educational workshops with brainstorming sessions and advisory professional services to help you ‘work backwards’ from business challenges, and then go step-by-step through the process of developing machine learning-based solutions. For more information visit: https://aws.amazon.com/ml-solutions-lab/

Q: What topics does the training cover?

The training is modeled after Amazon’s own Machine Learning University, designed to get technical staff implementing machine learning quickly and get business teams a deeper understanding of machine learning and its use cases. Technical training includes instruction on how to build the machine learning pipeline and coursework that consolidate best practices and demonstrates how to get started on a range of AWS machine learning services including Amazon SageMaker. Business training includes machine learning fundamentals, use cases, and organizational management.

Q: What is the AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty certification?

The AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty certification is intended for individuals who perform a development or data science role. It validates a candidate's ability to design, implement, deploy, and maintain machine learning solutions for given business problems. To learn more: https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-machine-learning-specialty/

Q: Who from my team should participate?

Much of the program will require a cross-functional team of business and technical stakeholders along with an executive sponsor. The deeper trainings are designed specifically for technical stakeholders. Various elements of the program can be scaled up or down to meet the needs of the team. For instance, DeepRacer events or other hands-on events can be held with larger teams, and in-person trainings can be repeated to additional teams or regions.

Q: How many people can participate?

A single-site DeepRacer event is most effective with 20-80 participants. However, larger multi-site events have been successfully carried out by customers, and we will try to support that format if desired by the customer. The Discovery Day and in-person training work best with 10-20 participants. Online training can be made available to an unlimited amount of people.

Q: In what regions is the program available?

AWS ML Embark program is available in the US currently.

Q: Is AWS ML Embark program available to every company?

AWS ML Embark program is best for companies who already know they want to deploy machine learning and want to take steps to accelerate adoption and implementation within the company. You can work with your account manager to evaluate whether AWS ML Embark program is a good fit for your company.