Tag: Amazon

Largest text-to-speech AI model yet shows ’emergent abilities’

Amazon researchers have developed the largest text-to-speech model to date, claiming it exhibits improved natural speech abilities for complex sentences, potentially helping this technology move past the uncanny valley. The model, known as BASE TTS, uses 100,000 hours of public domain speech data in multiple languages, boasting 980 million parameters for the largest version.   […]

FBI enlists Amazon Rekognition AI surveillance tech

The FBI plans to use Amazon’s Rekognition cloud service to extract information and insights from lawfully acquired images and videos, with the project in the “initiation” phase listed as code-named Tyr.   Amazon’s Rekognition service offers various capabilities, including facial recognition, object detection, and identifying inappropriate content in images and videos.   While Amazon previously […]

Amazon launches Rufus, an AI-powered shopping assistant

Amazon’s new AI shopping assistant, Rufus, is trained on the company’s product catalog, customer reviews, community Q&As, and information from across the web. Rufus aims to be a one-stop shop for all shopping needs, providing advice, product comparisons, and recommendations.   Amazon is heavily investing in generative AI across the company, with plans to improve […]

Nvidia’s Big Tech Rivals Put Their Own A.I. Chips on the Table

Amazon’s $4 billion investment in Anthropic, a San Francisco-based start-up focusing on artificial intelligence, was driven by its interest in building specialized computer chips to compete with Nvidia, a dominant force in the A.I. chip market.   The expansion of generative A.I. has revealed the heavy reliance of big tech companies such as Amazon, Google, […]

Nvidia’s Big Tech Rivals Put Their Own A.I. Chips on the Table

Amazon’s $4 billion investment in Anthropic, a San Francisco-based start-up focusing on artificial intelligence, was driven by its interest in building specialized computer chips to compete with Nvidia, a dominant force in the A.I. chip market.   The expansion of generative A.I. has revealed the heavy reliance of big tech companies such as Amazon, Google, […]

Amazon’s Alexa gets new generative AI-powered experiences

At CES 2024, several tech companies, including Volkswagen, Nvidia, and Amazon, have showcased generative AI as a major theme, indicating a significant focus on this technology in the industry. Amazon revealed new generative AI-powered Alexa experiences developed by Character.AI, Splash, and Volley, which are now available in the Amazon Alexa Skill Store. Character.AI enables users […]

Amazon and BMW are replacing the driver’s manual with AI

At CES 2024, Amazon and BMW have announced a groundbreaking partnership to enhance the driving experience by integrating large language models (LLM) with Alexa and the driver’s manual. This collaboration aims to create a more intuitive and seamless in-vehicle voice assistant system, allowing drivers to ask questions about their car and receive real-time, conversational responses, […]

Amazon turns to AI to help customers find clothes that fit when shopping online

Amazon is using AI technology to help customers shop for apparel online. This includes personalized size recommendations, fit review highlights from customer reviews, improved size charts, and AI-powered insights for sellers.   The average return rate for clothing ordered online is 24.4%, which is higher than the overall online return rate, and retailers and brands […]

Amazon’s Q has ‘severe hallucinations’ and leaks confidential data in public preview, employees warn

Well, well, well, it seems Amazon’s AI chatbot Q is causing quite a stir among its employees. According to leaked documents obtained by **Platformer**, Q is experiencing a bit of a meltdown, with severe hallucinations and leaking confidential data. I mean, who needs reality TV when you have an AI chatbot on the loose, right? […]

Amazon joins AI image creation fray with new model

Amazon has introduced Titan Image Generator, an AI model that can create realistic images from text prompts and change out backgrounds. Unlike consumer-oriented image generators, Titan is aimed at an enterprise audience. All images generated by Titan will include invisible watermarks as part of Amazon’s voluntary commitments. These watermarks can be used to identify if […]

Amazon announces new AI chip as it deepens Nvidia relationship

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced new chips for building and running artificial intelligence (AI) applications, along with plans to offer access to Nvidia’s latest chips. The move is aimed at making AWS stand out as a cost-effective cloud provider by offering top-of-the-line products from Nvidia and other vendors. The new Nvidia H200 GPU will […]

Amazon announces Q, an AI chatbot for businesses

Amazon has announced a new chatbot called Q for workplace use. This move is aimed at competing with Microsoft and Google in productivity software. Q, named after the character in James Bond or Star Trek, depending on who you ask at AWS, is currently available in a preview version with free features. Once the preview […]

5 ways Amazon is using AI to improve your holiday shopping and deliver your package faster

Ah, Cyber Monday, the day when shopping becomes a competitive sport and wallets tremble in fear. And who better to dominate this day of online deals than Amazon, the retail giant that embraces artificial intelligence like it’s going out of style (which it isn’t, by the way).     Amazon knows that Cyber Monday is […]

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