We really like the fivethirtyeight.com Slackchat format. So much so, that we stole it. This week we had a conversation about the recent AWS re:Invent 2017 conference. There was so much news from the show it’s almost impossible to boil down. My own key post is due tomorrow. But in the meantime, check out the chat on Stephen’s blog. Here is an excerpt:
monkchips: Edge you say? When I talk about market making, the AI/ML stuff was interesting, particularly when tied to Alexa, voice services, translation, text to speech etc. AWS is leveraging adjacencies remarkably well for a company that thrives on building businesses and services around autonomous teams working independently. In the same way that Lambda will be used by everyone, so it feels like voice and the Echo business are transformative. Then throw in the Deep Lens camera designed for developers to play with (one of my favourite announcements of the show) with onboard AI. Image Recognition is the new hello world, so let’s get developers playing with exactly that.
AWS is a client.