Hands-On Artificial Intelligence on Amazon Web Services

By Subhashini Tripuraneni , Charles Song
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  1. Section 1: Introduction and Anatomy of a Modern AI Application

About this book

From data wrangling through to translating text, you can accomplish this and more with the artificial intelligence and machine learning services available on AWS.

With this book, you’ll work through hands-on exercises and learn to use these services to solve real-world problems. You’ll even design, develop, monitor, and maintain machine and deep learning models on AWS.

The book starts with an introduction to AI and its applications in different industries, along with an overview of AWS artificial intelligence and machine learning services. You’ll then get to grips with detecting and translating text with Amazon Rekognition and Amazon Translate. The book will assist you in performing speech-to-text with Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Polly. Later, you’ll discover the use of Amazon Comprehend for extracting information from text, and Amazon Lex for building voice chatbots. You will also understand the key capabilities of Amazon SageMaker such as wrangling big data, discovering topics in text collections, and classifying images. Finally, you’ll cover sales forecasting with deep learning and autoregression, before exploring the importance of a feedback loop in machine learning.

By the end of this book, you will have the skills you need to implement AI in AWS through hands-on exercises that cover all aspects of the ML model life cycle.

Publication date:
October 2019


Section 1: Introduction and Anatomy of a Modern AI Application

This section aims to introduce artificial intelligence (AI) and provide an overview of AI capabilities offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It will provide a step-by-step setup for AI development on AWS, including the AWS Software Development Kit (SDK) and Python development toolset. Additionally, it will give an introduction to the components and architecture of a modern AI application.

This section comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence on Amazon Web Services
  • Chapter 2, Anatomy of a Modern AI Application

About the Authors

  • Subhashini Tripuraneni

    Subhashini Tripuraneni has several years of experience leading AI initiatives in financial services and convenience retail. She has automated multiple business processes and helped to create a proactive competitive advantage for businesses via AI. She is also a seasoned data scientist, with hands-on experience building machine learning and deep learning models in a public cloud. She holds an MBA from Wharton Business School, with a specialization in business analytics, marketing and operations, and entrepreneurial management. In her spare time, she enjoys going to theme parks and spending time with her children. She currently lives in Dallas, TX, with her husband and children.

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  • Charles Song

    Charles Song is a solutions architect with a background in applied software engineering research. He is skilled in software development, architecture design, and machine learning, with a proven ability to utilize emerging technologies to devise innovative solutions. He has applied machine learning to many research and industry projects, and published peer-reviewed papers on the subject. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland. He has taught several software engineering courses at the University of Maryland for close to a decade. In his spare time, he likes to relax in front of his planted aquariums, but also enjoys martial arts, cycling, and snowboarding. He currently resides in Bethesda, MD, with his wife.

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