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Amazon (AWS) Machine Learning / AI Services List

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Last updated: 30th Jan, 2024 Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing platform that offers machine learning as one of its many services. AWS has been around for over 10 years and has helped data scientists leverage the Amazon AWS cloud to train machine learning models. AWS provides an easy-to-use interface that helps data scientists build, test, and deploy their machine learning models with ease. AWS also provides access to pre-trained machine learning models so you can start building your model without having to spend time training it first! You can get greater details on AWS machine learning services, data science use cases, and other aspects in this book – …

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Exploring Amazon Science Publications: A Quick Guide

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In the ever-evolving world of technology and research, staying updated with the latest advancements is crucial. Amazon Science Publications has emerged as a treasure trove for those hungry for knowledge, offering a plethora of articles that span a wide range of topics. Whether you’re an AI / ML researcher, a student, or just a curious mind, this platform has something for everyone. Let’s delve into the vast ocean of articles available on Amazon Science Publications. Research Areas: Tags: Conferences: Journals: Date: Whether you’re looking for the latest articles from 2023 or want to revisit the gems from 2015, Amazon Science Publications has got you covered. With articles spanning from 2015 …

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Amazon Bedrock to Democratize Generative AI

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of Amazon Bedrock and Amazon Titan foundational models (FMs), making it easier for customers to build and scale generative AI applications with foundation models. According to AWS, they received feedback from their select customers that there are a few big things standing in their way today in relation to different AI use cases. First, they need a straightforward way to find and access high-performing FMs that give outstanding results and are best-suited for their purposes. Second, customers want integration into applications to be seamless, without having to manage huge clusters of infrastructure or incur large costs. Finally, customers want it to be …

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AWS reInvent – Top 7 New Machine Learning Services

Amazon Forecast Technology Architecture

In this post, you will learn about some great new and updated machine learning services which have been launched at AWS re:Invent Conference Nov 2018. My personal favorite is Amazon Textract. Amazon Personalize Amazon Forecast Amazon Textract Amazon DeepRacer Amazon Elastic inference AWS Inferentia Updated Amazon Sagemaker Amazon Personalize for Personalized Recommendations Amazon Personalize is a managed machine learning service by Amazon with the primary goal to democratize recommendation system benefitting smaller and larger companies to quickly get up and running with the recommendation system thereby creating the great user experience. Here is the link to Amazon Personalize Developer Guide. The following are some of the highlights: Helps personalize the user experience using some of …

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AWS SNS Example with Spring Boot & Java

aws sns example with spring boot and java

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is a fully managed pub/sub messaging and mobile notifications service for coordinating the delivery of messages to subscribing endpoints and clients. One can get started with Amazon SNS using AWS console or AWS CLI or AWS SDK. One example of how Amazon SNS can be used is the following: Publish a JSON message (consisting of phone no. and message) to Amazon SNS topic Above which will result in triggering an Amazon Lambda function which could in turn trigger Amazon Polly to generate text-to-speech, and, subsequently, invoke Twilio API to make the call to destined phone number. In this post, you will learn about how to …

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How to Create AWS Lambda Deployment Jar using Maven

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One of the key aspects of AWS Lambda Function in Java is creating deployment package (jar or zip file) for uploading/deploying on AWS Lambda service. In this post, you will learn about different ways in which you could create a Deployment Jar file for deploying it as AWS Lambda project using Maven. The following are different ways: Deployment jar using Maven and Eclipse IDE Deployment jar using Maven and command prompt I recommend using Maven and commmand prompt technique for creating deployment jar package. Before getting started, download AWS Toolkit for Eclipse from Eclipse Marketplace. Here is the information on getting setup with AWS Toolkit for Eclipse Deployment jar using …

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AWS Error 2003 – Can’t Connect to RDS MySQL Server

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In this post, you will learn about the solution to the error, AWS Error 2003: Can’t Connect to RDS MySQL Server, which you may come across while trying to connect AWS MySQL RDS server from your local machine (laptop or desktop). I came across this error when I first created an RDS MySQL instance using AWS console and tried accessing the instance from my laptop using the command such as mysql -h endpoint_address -P 3306 -u username -p. The following represents the error: As a matter of fact, I have come across this error once in a while trying to connect the MySQL database app from the command prompt or the application. The solution works …

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AWS DynamoDB PutItem Java Example to Create Items

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In this post, you will learn about Java code example related to creating an entry in the DynamoDB table using PutItem API. The following are some of the points considered later in this article: Configure Dev Environment with AWS Credentials Update POM.xml or Gradle file to include DynamoDB library Use PutItem API to create an Item in DynamoDB table PutItem API example with Spring Boot app Configure Dev Environment with AWS Credentials Make sure you have configured your dev environment with appropriate Access Key ID and secret access key. You could do that by executing the command such as following: If you have configured it correctly, you should be able …

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DynamoDB – Partition Key vs Composite Partition Key

dynamodb partition key vs composite primary key

AWS DynamoDB has two key concepts related to table design or creating new table. A beginner with DynamoDB is found to be wondering on whether to use a partition key or composite partition key when creating a new table. Composite partition key is also termed as composite primary key or hash-range key. In this post, you will learn about some of the following: Is the partition key same as the primary key of a table? What are composite partition key or composite primary key? When to use partition key vs composite partition key? This post presumes that you have got a good understanding of partition concept and how DynamoDB stores …

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Build IVR System using Amazon Polly, Lambda and Twilio

Build IVR with Amazon Polly, S3, Lambda and Twilio

Building an intelligent IVR system with a Bot handling the interaction with your end users and bringing in humans based on pre-defined events would bring a lot of automation and remove mundane manual activities which takes up lot of time for a person. This can be achieved using cloud services provided by cloud providers such as Amazon, Google, Azure etc and communication service providers such as Twilio. In this post, you will learn about how to create or build an intelligent or smart IVR system using some of the following: Use Amazon Polly to create one or more custom text-to-speech audios and store the same at predefined locations in AWS …

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Amazon Polly Text-to-speech with AWS S3, Twilio Java App

Amazon Polly - S3 - Twilio - Spring Boot - Java

Amazon Polly can be used with Twilio phone service and AWS S3 to create an automated alert system which does (achieves) some of the following: Convert text to speech (using Amazon Polly) Upload audio (speech stream) created using Polly service on AWS S3 bucket Use Twilio Call service to play the audio to the destined phone number The following represents the application architecture diagram (communication flow viewpoint) representing communication between  Spring Boot app and Amazon Polly, Amazon S3 and Twilio Service to achieve automated phone alerts based on text-to-speech conversion. This can be used to create automated alert/notification system around following use cases which makes phone call to concerned personal …

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Twilio & AWS S3 using Java & Spring Boot – Code Example

twilio and AWS S3 with Java and Spring Boot

Twilio is a very popular communication service which could be used to send SMS, make the phone or video calls to people in different countries. In this post, you will learn about creating Java and Spring Boot app in relation to how to use Twilio phone service to make a phone call and play audio stored at AWS S3 bucket. The following are some of the related use cases: Play security and other alerts via phone calls Play messages of any kind via phone calls The following are some of the topics which would be covered in this post: Define VoiceService interface defining APIs Create Twilio Voice Service implementation Load …

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AWS Temporary Credentials with Java & Spring Boot

AWS Temporary Security Credentials - AWS STS

AWS Security Token Service (STS) is an Amazon web service which enables you to request temporary, limited-privilege credentials for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) users or for users that you authenticate (federated users). By default, the AWS Security Token Service (AWS STS) is available as a global service, and all AWS STS requests go to a single endpoint at You can optionally send your AWS STS requests to endpoints in any of the AWS regions shown in the table that follows. In this post, you would learn how to use AWS security token service to create temporary security credentials with Spring Boot and Java app. I would recommend …

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Amazon S3 with Spring Boot & Java – Sample Code

amazon S3 with Spring Boot and Java

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is an AWS object storage platform which helps you to store the files/data in form of objects, and, store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere – websites and mobile apps, corporate applications, and data from IoT sensors or devices. Each file stored in Amazon S3 (as an object) is represented using a key. The following are some of the usecases where S3 could be used. Thus, it becomes of utmost importance to understand how to interact with Amazon S3 API using AWS SDKs including AWS Java SDK. Backup & recovery Data archiving Big data analytics Disaster recovery Cloud-native application data Hybrid cloud storage …

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Amazon Polly Hello World with Java & Spring Boot

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Amazon Polly is one cool AWS service which can be used to achieve requirements such as creating business, security alerts via phone call. When integrated with communication providers such as Twilio, several value-added services could be created using Amazon Polly AWS service. In this post, you will learn about creating a sample Java app which uses Amazon Polly service for converting text to speech. You should be able to listen to the following text using the program given below: Hello World! How are you doing? This is Polly. I am happy to talk with you. The following are some of the aspects covered in this post: Create a Spring Boot app …

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How to Get Started with Amazon Polly using AWS CLI

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Amazon Polly is a text-to-speech service which turns text into life-like speech, allowing you to create applications that talk in a human voice. The human voice could be selected appropriately while configuring the service based on the region/location where the speech needs to be delivered. For example, for India, it supports voice with Name as Aditi and Raveena. The complete list can be found on this page, AWS Polly Available Voices. There could be many applications which could be built around Amazon/AWS Polly by integrating Polly with other AWS services or telephony services such as Twilio. For example, phone alerts/notifications, reminders, feedback, results etc. In this post, you would learn …

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