Believe the hype—we have entered a golden age of machine learning. Advances in artificial intelligence are changing the way we live, work, and do business. And voice recognition technology and self-driving cars are only the beginning.
That was the message Cedric Archambeau, principal applied scientist of machine learning at Amazon, shared with the audience at FutureStack17: Berlin. In his talk, “Bringing Powerful Artificial Intelligence to All Developers,” Cedric painted an exciting vision of a future in which AI not only improves developers’ products, but also their processes.
Back in the 1990s at around the same time that LeNet 5—a convolutional neural network—began to transform the way banks processed checks with its ability to read handwritten numbers, Amazon launched its first book-recommending algorithm for shoppers visiting its website. Ever since, the company has been committed to converting the power of machine learning into tangible benefits for its customers.
Today, that means the Just Walk Out technology behind AmazonGo’s line-free, checkout-free grocery stores. It means the X-Ray technology that automatically enriches digital content on Kindle and Amazon Prime Video. It means more efficient fulfillment and logistics for the company, and a range of other new and exciting capabilities.
Don’t miss the other FutureStack: Berlin video posts in this series:
- When Every Friday Is Black Friday
- Digital Transformation Requires Exceeding Customers’ Digital Expectations
- Dashboards Bring Business and Technical Teams Together
- Make Website Speed ‘a Habit’ to Catch Up With Your Customers
You can see all available FutureStack presentation videos, including the keynotes, at our FutureStack17 YouTube playlist.
Join us in New York City
Thank you to Cedric—and all our amazing speakers—for making our FutureStack world tour such a huge success. Join us in the Big Apple, September 13-14, for our 2-day flagship event, FutureStack: New York! Be sure to save your spot—register here today.
Watch a video preview of our FutureStack: New York event below:
Note: Event dates, speakers, and schedules are subject to change without notice. FutureStack: Berlin photos by Jörg Parsick-Mathieu.