Amazon Forecast hits general availability

“Forecasting events at scale given a set of variables is a capability most companies would find useful, for obvious reasons. Fortunately for them, Amazon’s made the science of prediction more accessible with a fully managed service called Forecast, which uses AI and machine learning to deliver highly accurate forecasts. It’s now generally available through Amazon Web Services.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/venturebeat.com/2019/08/21/amazon-forecast-hits-general-availability/amp/

AI Weekly: Highlights from VentureBeat’s AI conference Transform

  • “Developing an data strategy should come before considering AI for your business
  • If you “don’t have top-down support and understanding for bottom-up initiatives, you’re going to fail miserably because there’s going to be … a longer timeline for ROI.”
  • Accelerating scale of compute use is “what keeps me up at night.” Advances in optimization and software will be essential to the future of AI, he  said. OpenAI found that compute necessary for state-of the-art results has grown 10 times annually since 2012.
  • Google Cloud Platform AI head Andrew Moore urged developers to skip job offers from companies that have trouble articulating their purpose.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/venturebeat.com/2019/07/12/ai-weekly-highlights-from-venturebeats-ai-conference-transform/amp/

Second Spectrum and L.A. Clippers Select Aws As Official Cloud and Machine Learning Provider of Clippers CourtVision

  • “Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that AWS is now the primary cloud computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence provider of Clippers CourtVision, the live, augmented game-watching platform created by the Los Angeles (L.A.) Clippers and Second Spectrum, the official video tracking technology provider for the NBA.
  • In addition, Clippers CourtVision will test Amazon SageMaker to build, train, and deploy machine learning-driven stats which will appear on live broadcasts and on-demand NBA game videos.
  • “The combination of cloud computing and machine learning has the potential to fundamentally redefine how fans experience the sports they love,” said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Sales, AWS.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nba.com/amp/clippers/second-spectrum-clippers-select-aws-as-official-cloud-machine-learning-provider-clippers-courtvision