Amazon AI services to bring innovative technologies within developers reach

July 20, 2017, 12:55 p.m. By: Vishakha Jha

Amazon AI services

If you are a developer and want to train or create their own ML models by approaching AI technologies, AWS AI services come to rescue! It dispenses a collection of highly efficient, pre-trained and pre-tuned managed AI Services which does not need any preceding knowledge about AI or deep learning to get started. Amazon AI services utilise automatic speech recognition, visual search and image recognition, natural language understanding, TTS, and machine learning (ML) technologies available to the developer. It provides cost-effective services. It is useful and makes it easy for developers to build applications which can convert textual content into speech, conversing through voice and analysing the image to identify various other characteristics.

Services are thoroughly managed so there are no requirements for training of machine learning models, no need of building deep learning algorithms, and infrastructure investments are not needed. It has eliminated heavy lifting, resulting in making AI more approachable to all app developers by providing Amazon's efficient and proven algorithms and technologies. Amazon AI services have been working on following mainstream applications Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly and Amazon Rekoginition. There are many customers available worldwide who have been using these applications such as Coursera, NASA, HubSpot, Redfin, Capital One, Motorola Solutions and much more.

Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly allows you to create an application that can talk, bringing entirely a new category of speech-enabled products. It features 47 male and female voices and supports 24 languages. It provides brisk response time which is required to support real-time, interactive dialogue. It allows you to cache and save Amazon Polly's speech audio to replay offline. It also provides low cost per character converted and reuse of voice output, makes it cost-effective.

Amazon Rekognition

Amazon Rekognition is deep-learning based image and facial analysis. It can be used to detect objects, scenes, faces and identify inappropriate content in images. Through the API you can build compelling visual search and discovery into your applications. It is designed to work coherently with popular AWS services like Amazon S3 and AWS Lambda.

Amazon Lex

Amazon Lex is used for building conversational chatbots along with automatic speech recognition and natural language understanding abilities. It is powered by the similar deep learning technologies as Alexa and through utilising these technologies; it permits you to define entirely new categories of products. It is user- friendly, cost effective and provides built-in integration with AWS platform.

All the AI services are scalable and cost effective. The developers are expected to use it directly without building ML algorithm and it offers to pay only for what developers use making it a better choice. These services are working towards bringing great opportunities that would enhance the technology exploration and will allow building a new generation of apps with human-like intelligence.

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