26Aug 2018

The AWS Deep Learning AMIs for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux now come with newer versions of the following deep learning frameworks and interfaces: TensorFlow 1.10 optimized for AWS for higher performance, Horovod 0.13.11 with OpenMPI 3.1.0 optimized for distributed multi-GPU TensorFlow training on Amazon EC2 P3 instances, PyTorch with CUDA 9.2 optimized for model training on Amazon EC2 P3 instances, Chainer 4.3.1, and Keras 2.2.2.  

26Aug 2018

With AWS Elemental MediaLive, you can now insert SCTE-35 markers into the the source of a live channel. SCTE-35 markers are used to signal opportunities to insert ads or local programming into streams. You can also add and remove static graphic overlays on channels. These overlays can be used to add digital on-screen graphics, such as channel logos, to live streams.

26Aug 2018

Amazon SageMaker now supports version 1.9 in its pre-built TensorFlow containers. This makes it easier to run TensorFlow scripts, while taking advantage of the capabilities Amazon SageMaker offers, including a library of high-performance algorithms, managed and distributed training with automatic model tuning, one-click deployment, and managed hosting.  

26Aug 2018

Available today, in addition to a JavaScript library, AWS Amplify now provides a complete CLI (Command Line Interface) Toolchain for developing mobile and web applications in the cloud with Serverless backend components. These features allow developers to build, customize, and deploy applications in a familiar, category-based style with architectural best-practices built in.

23Aug 2018

Amazon Rekognition is a deep learning-based image and video analysis service that can identify objects, people, text, scenes, and activities, as well as detect any inappropriate content. Amazon Rekognition now includes a DescribeCollection API that allows you to discover information about your face collections, such as the number of faces stored or the face model version you are currently using, to make it easier to manage collections. Given a face collection identifier known as a CollectionId, the DescribeCollection API returns the following information:

22Aug 2018

Today, Amazon Lightsail announces a significant price drop of up to 50% for all of its virtual server plans. Now, you can run a full virtual server, including SSD disk and a healthy allowance of free data transfer, starting at $3.50/month. As a Lightsail customer, you’ll automatically benefit from the new, lower prices, with no action required. The new prices apply to all Lightsail instances starting August 1, 2018.