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Telstra Among APAC Telcos Seeking Innovation, Resilience and Growth in 2024

Telecommunications companies in the Asia-Pacific region have entered 2024 facing cost pressures amid limited returns from their 5G investments to date. S&P Global Ratings forecasts that, while 5G adoption in many APAC markets remains too low to boost revenues, price rises such as labour and electricity are squeezing margins. Cost pressures a prime driver for AI and product innovation Jayanth Nagarajan, Head of Telecom Industry for Asia Pacific & Japan, Amazon Web Services Telecommunications firm Telstra…

Building a Semantic Book Search: Scale an Embedding Pipeline with Apache Spark and AWS EMR…

Image from UnsplashBuilding a Semantic Book Search: Scale an Embedding Pipeline with Apache Spark and AWS EMR ServerlessUsing OpenAI’s Clip model to support natural language search on a collection of 70k book coversIn a previous post I did a little PoC to see if I could use OpenAI’s Clip model to build a semantic book search. It worked surprisingly well, in my opinion, but I couldn’t help wondering if it would be better with more data. The previous version used only about 3.5k books, but there are millions in the…

AWS: A Comprehensive Suite of Cloud Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a renowned cloud computing platform that provides a varied range of services to meet the needs of businesses and organizations. AWS has established itself as a prominent player in the cloud computing business due to its enormous infrastructure, powerful tools, and diverse variety of cloud solutions. In this post, we will look at Amazon Web Services’ core cloud services and their benefits for organizations. 1. Compute Services Amazon Web Services provides a variety of computing services to meet…

Amazon’s Cloud Boss Likens Generative AI Hype to the Dotcom Bubble

As CEO of Amazon's dominant cloud computing platform AWS, Adam Selipsky is one of the most powerful people in computing at a time when the industry is racing to adopt generative artificial intelligence. Although a fan of the technology, he also has a warning for anyone trying to make sense of the moment: Some AI companies at the center of the storm are massively overhyped.Selipsky likens the generative AI rush to the early days of the dotcom bubble, when expectations spread that the internet would transform many…

AWS SageMaker vs. Google Cloud AI: Unveiling the Powerhouses of Machine Learning

AWS SageMaker and Google Cloud AI emerge as titans in the rapidly evolving landscape of cloud-based machine learning services, offering powerful tools and frameworks to drive innovation. As organizations navigate the realm of AI and seek the ideal platform to meet their machine learning needs, a comprehensive comparison of AWS SageMaker and Google Cloud AI becomes imperative. In this article, we dissect the strengths and capabilities of each, aiming to provide clarity for decision-makers in the ever-expanding domain…

Five Best Data De-Identification Tools To Protect Patient Data and Stay Compliant

Data de-identification is a necessary exercise healthcare institutions and organizations dealing with personally identifiable information must implement. With the help of data de-identification software, it has become easier to mask personal data that can put an individual at risk.  De-identifying data makes it easier to share and reuse with third parties for various purposes, including research, census, sampling, etc. It is also necessary under the HIPAA law to mask personally identifying data, and other frameworks…

A Comprehensive Guide to Amazon SageMaker

Scaling up a business requires innovation, and one area is experiencing rapid growth: machine learning (ML). Research shows that the global machine-learning industry will reach a whopping $20.83 billion in 2024, surging at a CAGR of 44.06% from 2017 to 2024. One of the reasons machine learning is growing at such a tremendous rate is Amazon SageMaker. Machine learning has a wide range of applications. To explore this in a detailed manner, Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers many tools, and one such service that we will talk…

Using Poetry and Docker to package your model for AWS Lambda

Using Poetry and Docker to Package Your Model for AWS LambdaAn accessible tutorial for one way to put a model into production, with special focus on troubleshooting and hiccups you might encounter along the wayI like to think of models as little critters. Photo by Jiawei Zhao on UnsplashAs promised, this week I’m coming with a more technical topic and taking a little break from all the discussions of business. I recently had an opportunity to deploy a new model using AWS Lambda, and I learned a few things when combining…

aws mississippi data centre: AWS to invest $10 billion for two data centres in Mississippi

Amazon Web Services (AWS) said on Thursday it plans to invest $10 billion to build two data centre complexes in Mississippi, its latest capacity expansion amid growing demand for cloud services as more firms adopt new artificial intelligence technologies.Businesses are doubling down on AI development and the majority of that traffic is expected to be managed on the cloud infrastructure from AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft's Azure - the top three vendors globally.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill…

Amazon’s AWS: Amazon’s AWS to invest $10 billion for two data centers in Mississippi

Amazon.com's AWS said on Thursday it plans to invest $10 billion to build two data center complexes in Mississippi, its latest capacity expansion amid growing demand for cloud services as more firms adopt new artificial intelligence technologies.Businesses are doubling down on AI development and majority of that traffic is expected to be managed on the cloud infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft's Azure - the top three vendors globally.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill…