Amazon makes three major AI announcements during re:Invent 2019

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Amazon has kicked off its annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas and made three major AI announcements.

During a midnight keynote, Amazon unveiled Transcribe Medical, SageMaker Operators for Kubernetes, and DeepComposer.

Transcribe Medical

The first announcement we'll be talking about is likely to have the biggest impact on people's lives soonest.

Transcribe Medical is designed to transcribe medical speech for primary care. The feature is aware of...

Amazon joins calls to establish facial recognition standards

Amazon has put its weight behind the growing number of calls from companies, individuals, and rights groups to establish facial recognition standards.

Michael Punke, VP of Global Public Policy at Amazon Web Services, said.

"Over the past several months, we've talked to customers, researchers, academics, policymakers, and others to understand how to best balance the benefits of facial recognition with the potential risks.

It's critical that any legislation protect...

AI to fuel cloud computing growth, says ACCA chairman

Bernie Trudel, chairman of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA), while addressing the audience at the Cloud Expo Asia conference in Singapore, said that he expects AI to fuel cloud computing growth. He said that although AI only accounts for 1% of the global cloud computing market currently, its share of the overall IT market is growing at 52%. Trudel added, “We’re starting to see AI having a significant impact on cloud computing. If you extrapolate what the analysts are saying,...