Machine learning news and insights

Increasing performance and reducing the cost of MXNet inference using Amazon SageMaker Neo and Amazon Elastic Inference 8d

When running deep learning models in production, balancing infrastructure cost versus model latency is always an important consideration. At re:Invent 2018, AWS introduced Amazon SageMaker Neo and Amazon Elastic Inference, two services that can make models more efficient for deep learning. In most deep learning applications, making predictions using a trained model—a process called inference—can […]

Creating a machine learning-powered REST API with Amazon API Gateway mapping templates and Amazon SageMaker 26d

Amazon SageMaker enables organizations to build, train, and deploy machine learning models. Consumer-facing organizations can use it to enrich their customers’ experiences, for example, by making personalized product recommendations, or by automatically tailoring application behavior based on customers’ observed preferences. When building such applications, one key architectural consideration is how to make the runtime inference […]

Automating your Amazon Forecast workflow with Lambda, Step Functions, and CloudWatch Events rule on 19 February

Amazon Forecast is a fully managed service that uses machine learning (ML) to generate highly accurate forecasts without requiring any prior ML experience. Forecast is applicable in a wide variety of use cases, including estimating product demand, energy demand, workforce planning, computing cloud infrastructure usage, traffic demand, supply chain optimization, and financial planning. Forecast is […]

Lowering total cost of ownership for machine learning and increasing productivity with Amazon SageMaker on 11 February

You have many choices for building, training, and deploying machine learning (ML) models. Weighing the financial considerations of different cloud solutions requires detailed analysis. You must consider the infrastructure, operational, and security costs for each step of the ML workflow, as well as the size and expertise of your data science teams. The Total Cost […]

Flagging suspicious healthcare claims with Amazon SageMaker on 10 February

The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) estimates that healthcare fraud costs the nation approximately $68 billion annually—3% of the nation’s $2.26 trillion in healthcare spending. This is a conservative estimate; other estimates range as high as 10% of annual healthcare expenditure, or $230 billion. Healthcare fraud inevitably results in higher premiums and out-of-pocket expenses […]

Amazon Comprehend now supports multi-label custom classification on 29 January

Amazon Comprehend is a fully managed natural language processing (NLP) service that enables text analytics to extract insights from the content of documents. Amazon Comprehend supports custom classification and enables you to build custom classifiers that are specific to your requirements, without the need for any ML expertise. Previously, custom classification supported multi-class classification, which is […]