Amazon goes 1984, uses cloud AI to translate/track people

Amazon taps AI to translate, transcribe, and track people all over the world.

Published Nov 30, 2017 12:55 AM CST   |   Updated Wed, Jul 27 2022 3:51 AM CDT
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During the recent Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, AWS boss Andy Jassy announced that the company will be enabling a suite of AI-powered tools. Jassy told the audience of over 40,000 people: "We have to solve the problem of making [AI] accessible for everyday developers and scientists".

Amazon goes 1984, uses cloud AI to translate/track people | TweakTown.com

These new cloud-based AI tools will be capable of measuring sentiment, tracking people in live feeds, translating languages, and much more. The list of things that the new AI enabled services AWS has is scary good, check them out:

  • The new Amazon Rekognition Video tool is able to recognize and track people in real-time video feeds, giving it certain advantages over video recognition tools from cloud rivals Google and Microsoft.
  • The Amazon Transcribe system can transcribe audio recordings of people speaking into clean text files.
  • The Amazon Comprehend service can pick up on positive or negative sentiment and certain people, places and phrases in text.
  • AWS also unveiled Amazon Translate, a service for translating text from one language into another, which Google has provided to developers for years. CNBC first reported that AWS was working on a translation tool in June.

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