This week on the podcast we’re featuring a series of conversations from the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. I had a great time at this event getting caught up on the latest and greatest machine learning and AI products and services announced by AWS and its partners. In this episode we’re joined by Chris Adzima, Senior Information Analyst for the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.
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While Chris is not a traditional data scientist, he comes to us with a very interesting use case using AWS’s Rekognition. Chris is using Rekognition to identify suspects in the Portland area by running their mugshots through the software. In our conversation, he details how he is using Rekognition, while giving us few use cases along the way. We discuss how bias affects the work he is doing, and how they try to remove it from their process, not only from a software developer standpoint, but from a law enforcement standpoint and what his next steps are with the Rekognition software. This was a pretty interesting discussion, i’m sure you’ll enjoy it!
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TWIML Online Meetup
The details of our next TWIML Online Meetup have been posted! On Wednesday, December 13th, at 3pm Pacific Time, we will be joined by Bruno Gonçalves, who will be presenting the paper “Understanding Deep Learning Requires Rethinking Generalization”. If you’re already registered for the meetup, you should have already received an invitation with all the details. If you still need to register for the meetup, head over to twimlai.com/meetup to do so. We hope to see you there!
Thanks to our Sponsor
I’d like to thank our good friends over at Intel Nervana for their sponsorship of this podcast and our re:Invent series. As you’ll hear, one of the big announcements from re:Invent is the release of Amazon DeepLens, a fully programmable, deep-learning enabled wireless video camera designed to help developers to learn and experiment with AI in the cloud and at the edge. DeepLens is powered by an Intel Atom X5 Processor, which delivers up to 100 gigaflops of processing power to onboard applications. To learn more about DeepLens and the other interesting things Intel has been up to in the AI space, check out IntelNervana.com.