Managed Spot Training: Save Up to 90% On Your Amazon SageMaker Training Jobs

Amazon SageMaker is a fully-managed, modular machine learning (ML) service that enables developers and data scientists to easily build, train, and deploy models at any scale. With a choice of using built-in algorithms, bringing your own, or choosing from algorithms available in AWS Marketplace, it’s never been easier and faster to get ML models from Read more about Managed Spot Training: Save Up to 90% On Your Amazon SageMaker Training Jobs[…]

Amazon Transcribe Now Supports Mandarin and Russian

As speech is central to human interaction, artificial intelligence research has long focused on speech recognition, the first step in designing and building systems allowing humans to interact intuitively with machines. The diversity in languages, accents and voices makes this an incredibly difficult problem, requiring expert skills, extremely large data sets, and vast amounts of Read more about Amazon Transcribe Now Supports Mandarin and Russian[…]

Amazon Forecast – Now Generally Available

Getting accurate time series forecasts from historical data is not an easy task. Last year at re:Invent we introduced Amazon Forecast, a fully managed service that requires no experience in machine learning to deliver highly accurate forecasts. I’m excited to share that Amazon Forecast is generally available today! With Amazon Forecast, there are no servers to provision. You Read more about Amazon Forecast – Now Generally Available[…]

Amazon Polly Introduces Neural Text-To-Speech and Newscaster Style

From Robbie the Robot to Jarvis, science fiction writers have long understood how important it was for an artificial being to sound as lifelike as possible. Speech is central to human interaction, and beyond words, it helps us express feelings and emotions: who can forget HAL 9000’s haunting final scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey? Read more about Amazon Polly Introduces Neural Text-To-Speech and Newscaster Style[…]

Amazon Transcribe Streaming Now Supports WebSockets

I love services like Amazon Transcribe. They are the kind of just-futuristic-enough technology that excites my imagination the same way that magic does. It’s incredible that we have accurate, automatic speech recognition for a variety of languages and accents, in real-time. There are so many use-cases, and nearly all of them are intriguing. Until now, Read more about Amazon Transcribe Streaming Now Supports WebSockets[…]

Amazon Personalize is Now Generally Available

Today, we’re happy to announce that Amazon Personalize is available to all AWS customers. Announced in preview at AWS re:Invent 2018, Amazon Personalize is a fully-managed service that allows you to create private, customized personalization recommendations for your applications, with little to no machine learning experience required. Whether it is a timely video recommendation inside Read more about Amazon Personalize is Now Generally Available[…]

The AWS DeepRacer League Virtual Circuit is Now Open – Train Your Model Today!

AWS DeepRacer is a 1/18th scale four-wheel drive car with a considerable amount of onboard hardware and software. Starting at re:Invent 2018 and continuing with the AWS Global Summits, you have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with a DeepRacer. At these events, you can train a model using reinforcement learning, and then race it Read more about The AWS DeepRacer League Virtual Circuit is Now Open – Train Your Model Today![…]

Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth Keeps Simplifying Labeling Workflows

Launched at AWS re:Invent 2018, Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth is a capability of Amazon SageMaker that makes it easy for customers to efficiently and accurately label the datasets required for training machine learning systems. A quick recap on Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth helps you build highly accurate training datasets for machine Read more about Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth Keeps Simplifying Labeling Workflows[…]

Using AWS AI and Amazon Sumerian in IT Education

This guest post is by AWS Machine Learning Hero, Cyrus Wong. Cyrus is a Data Scientist at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee) Cloud Innovation Centre. He has achieved all nine AWS Certifications and enjoys sharing his AWS knowledge with others through open-source projects, blog posts, and events. Our institution (IVE) Read more about Using AWS AI and Amazon Sumerian in IT Education[…]