Google Cloud AutoML: no longer just bots-for-boffins

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This week saw Google announce early alpha access to its Cloud AutoML service, designed to bring custom machine learning models to the general developer population (i.e. those without any specific deep learning expertise – not just deep learning researchers, or the data scientist community). By Google’s reckoning, that opens up the power of deep learning […]

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It’s ML-with-everything, as AWS equips builders for (AI) business

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As much as a conference as wide-ranging as AWS re:Invent can have a focus, last week’s main message was that developers (“builders”, in CEO Andy Jassy’s parlance) need to embrace machine learning techniques in order to deliver the next generation of applications everywhere. It’s AWS’ mission to make that as accessible as possible. It’s fair […]

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AWS brings on ‘bots for the masses’ with new AI services

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If you like your hullabaloo to come in compute, storage, database/analytics, and devops-related flavours, then AWS’ annual re:Invent ‘educational conference’ event in Las Vegas last week didn’t disappoint. And that’s before the company revealed its new AI services and IoT on-device capabilities. This year’s highlights included seven new Amazon EC2 instances; a ‘simple VPS’ called […]

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