Topic: amazon

News from Amazon at AWS re:Invent 2023 Day 2

Amazon re:Invent continues today, and so does Amazon’s list of announcements. Here are some of the announcements the company made today at the event: Amazon Q AI assistant announced Amazon Q is a new generative AI-based assistant that is designed to help employees complete tasks related to their jobs. For example, it can help a … continue reading

What Amazon announced at AWS re:Invent so far

AWS re:Invent kicked off today, and Amazon has already made a number of announcements, including product updates, performance improvements, and better integrations among services. Here are some highlights from the event so far:  Cost Optimization Hub provides recommendations for cost saving This is a new section in the AWS Billing and Cost Management console. It … continue reading

News from third-party providers out of AWS re:Invent

AWS re:Invent kicked off today, and along with a number of announcements from Amazon itself, a number of third-party software providers also announced new integrations with AWS, partnerships, or other features that AWS customers can utilize. Here are a few highlights from the event:  Salesforce and AWS expand partnership  The two companies have been working … continue reading

Amazon DataZone enables collaboration on data across an organization

Amazon is releasing a new data management service to enable collaboration on data between different areas of an organization. Amazon DataZone enables cataloging, discovery, analysis, sharing, and governance of data between its producers and consumers.  The data producers provide the data catalog with structured data assets, and then consumers can subscribe to those assets and … continue reading

Amazon’s tool for building generative AI apps is now generally available

Amazon has announced that its solution for building generative AI applications is now generally available. Announced in April of this year, Amazon Bedrock enables companies to utilize foundation models from companies like AI21 Labs, Anthropic, Cohere, Stability AI, and Amazon to build applications. These models can be further customized on customer data using techniques such … continue reading

Amazon announces new developer tools for building with Alexa

Amazon has unveiled the future of Alexa, revealing plans to harness the power of a specialized large language model (LLM) optimized for voice interactions. This development is expected to enhance the user experience with Alexa, making interactions more natural and conversational. The company emphasized the importance of involving developers in this journey to shape and … continue reading

New Amazon Bedrock preview feature allows foundation models to connect to company data sources

AWS has announced a new feature that will let companies connect their own data sources to foundation models (FMs), which are general AI models that are trained on a large set of data and then can be adapted further for specific uses.   This is an extension of the company’s recent announcement for Amazon Bedrock that … continue reading

Leading AI companies have committed to ensuring transparent AI development to U.S. government

Seven leading companies in the AI field on Friday voluntarily committed to help move toward the safe, secure, and transparent development of AI technology. The companies include Amazon, Anthropic, Google, Inflection, Meta, Microsoft, and OpenAI. “Companies that are developing these emerging technologies have a responsibility to ensure their products are safe. To make the most … continue reading

Amazon introduces new way to manage authentication in applications

Amazon Verified Permissions centralizes user permissions in a policy store, which developers can then use to authorize those users to perform certain actions in their applications.  According to Amazon, this felt like a necessary feature to create because of the significant effort required to implement authentication in an application. Typically, the logic for authorization happens … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cedar

AWS open-sourced a language called Cedar that enables users to easily create and enforce access control policies.  It provides a unified framework for policy creation and management across multiple clouds, simplifies policy writing, and supports popular authorization models such as role-based and attribute-based access control. Additionally, AWS has adopted a verification-guided development process to ensure … continue reading

Amazon’s new generative AI capabilities work to increase access to AI

The team at Amazon today announced Amazon Bedrock, a service intended to help organizations build and scale generative AI applications. With this release, users gain access to foundation models (FM) from AI startup model providers such as AI21, Anthropic, and Sustainability AI. Amazon Bedrock opens up several FMs from different providers so that AWS customers … continue reading

AWS’ low code serverless app builder enables prototyping

The now generally available AWS Application Composer is a visual builder that enables users to compose and configure serverless applications from AWS services backed by deployment-ready infrastructure as code (IaC). AWS Application Composer allows for building prototypes of serverless applications and collaboratively reviewing them, generating diagrams for documentation or Wikis, and onboarding new team members … continue reading

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