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Amazon's own 'Machine Learning University' now available to all developers Amazon Web Services

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Today, I'm excited to share that, for the first time, the same machine learning courses used to train engineers at Amazon are now available to all developers through AWS. We've been using machine learning across Amazon for more than 20 years. With thousands of engineers focused on machine learning across the company, there are very few Amazon retail pages, products, fulfillment technologies, stores which haven't been improved through the use of machine learning in one way or another. Many AWS customers share this enthusiasm, and our mission has been to take machine learning from something which had previously been only available to the largest, most well-funded technology companies, and put it in the hands of every developer. Thanks to services such as Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Comprehend, Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Polly, Amazon Translate, and Amazon Lex, tens of thousands of developers are already on their way to building more intelligent applications through machine learning.


See how old Amazon's AI thinks you are

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Amazon's latest artificial intelligence tool is a piece of image recognition software that can learn to guess a human's age. The feature is powered by Amazon's Rekognition platform, which is a developer toolkit that exists as part of the company's AWS cloud computing service. So long as you're willing to go through the process of signing up for a basic AWS account -- that entails putting in credit card info but Amazon won't charge you -- you can try the age-guessing software for yourself. In what sounds like a smart move on Amazon's end, the tool gives a wide range instead of trying to pinpoint a specific number, along with the likelihood that the subject of the image is smiling or wearing glasses. Microsoft tried the latter approach back in 2015 with its own AI tool, resulting in some hilariously bad estimates that exposed fundamental weaknesses in how these types of image recognition algorithms function.


Daily Digest March 22, 2019 – BioDecoded

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The conventional model of oncogenic RAS-MAPK pathway signaling in cancer suggests that mutations in the pathway render downstream signaling largely independent of regulation (autonomous). However, the emerging model of a semiautonomous state through which pathological RAS signaling remains under some control suggests a potential therapeutic opportunity to target upstream regulators, such as SHP2, SOS, and GRB2. Mass spectrometry is a predominant experimental technique in metabolomics and related fields, but metabolite structural elucidation remains highly challenging. Researchers report SIRIUS 4 (https://bio.informatik.uni-jena.de/sirius/), Amazon SageMaker is an end-to-end machine learning platform that enables users to prepare training data and build machine learning models quickly using pre-built Jupyter notebook with pre-built algorithms.


Amazon launches Amazon AI to bring its machine learning smarts to developers

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Amazon today announced the launch of its new Amazon AI platform at its re:Invent developer event in Las Vegas. This new service brings many of the machine learning smarts Amazon has developed in-house over the years to devs outside the company. For now, the service only makes three different tools available, but the plan is to add more over time. Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy stressed that Amazon itself has a lot of background in machine learning, even though the company hasn't always talked about it. "We do a lot of AI in our company," he said.


Amazon launches Amazon AI to bring its machine learning smarts to developers

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Amazon today announced the launch of its new Amazon AI platform at its re:Invent developer event in Las Vegas. This new service brings many of the machine learning smarts Amazon has developed in-house over the years to devs outside the company. For now, the service only makes three different tools available, but the plan is to add more over time. Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy stressed that Amazon itself has a lot of background in machine learning, even though the company hasn't always talked about it. "We do a lot of AI in our company," he said.