Amazon Web Services AWS Amazon Bedrock Goes Live 2023. Amazon has unveiled its Bedrock generative AI service, now available to the public, offering a diverse range of generative AI models via an API.
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This service, introduced in early April, empowers AWS customers to develop applications using generative AI models and personalize them with their exclusive data.
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These models enable brands and developers to create AI “agents” capable of automating tasks such as travel bookings, inventory management, and insurance claims processing.
In the near future, Bedrock will welcome Llama 2, an open-source, large-scale language model from Meta, into its ecosystem. This addition will complement existing models from AI21 Labs, Anthropic, Cohere, and Stability AI.
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Amazon proudly asserts that Bedrock is the first “fully managed generative AI service” to offer Llama 2, including its 13-billion- and 70-billion-parameter variants.
Parameters, the elements of a model derived from historical training data, determine the model’s proficiency in tasks like text generation.
It’s important to note that Llama 2 has been available on other cloud-hosted generative AI platforms, including Google’s Vertex AI, for some time.
Comparatively, Bedrock shares similarities with Vertex AI, which provides a library of customizable first- and third-party models for developing generative AI applications.
However, Swami Sivasubramanian, VP of data and AI at AWS, argues that Bedrock possesses an advantage due to its seamless integration with existing AWS services, including AWS PrivateLink, ensuring secure connections with a company’s virtual private cloud.
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While it’s worth acknowledging that this advantage depends on the specific customer and their cloud infrastructure, Sivasubramanian doesn’t shy away from highlighting Bedrock’s compatibility.
Sivasubramanian stated in a press release, “Over the last year, the proliferation of data, access to scalable compute, and advancements in machine learning have led to a surge of interest in generative AI, sparking new ideas that could transform entire industries and reimagine how work gets done.
Today’s announcement is a major milestone that puts generative AI at the fingertips of every business, from startups to enterprises, and every employee, from developers to data analysts.”
In related news, Amazon has introduced the Titan Embeddings model, a first-party model designed to convert text into numerical representations known as embeddings, ideal for enhancing search and personalization applications.
This model supports approximately 25 languages and can handle text chunks or entire documents of up to 8,192 tokens, equivalent to roughly 6,000 words, similar to OpenAI’s latest embeddings model.
Final THOUGHTS on AWS Amazon Bedrock Goes Live
Bedrock initially faced challenges, with Bloomberg reporting in May that, six weeks after its vague unveiling, most cloud customers were still without access.
However, with today’s announcements and a substantial investment in AI startup Anthropic, Amazon appears determined to make a significant impact in the burgeoning and profitable generative AI market.
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