Amazon has officially announced Machine Learning that could completely revolutionize the world of Artificial Intelligence. The move is one that doesn’t come at much of a surprise to anyone in the space, but one that is a bold move into something that the company previously only flirted with. Before, it required a ton of analytical data to make predictions or solve problems – and that is the chief problem that Amazon worked on solving when it came to this latest revolution. The company has now added solving a problem in an insanely short period of time to its list of accomplishments.
The company was able to solve one problem that previously took 45 days in 20 minutes. This was a mind-boggling advancement that many didn’t think would be possible in the short-term from a company that otherwise wasn’t overly focused on artificial intelligence or advancing these services. However, the company took a leap – and a successful leap at that.
Jeff Bilger of Amazon Machine Learning pointed out, “Amazon has a long legacy in machine learning. It powers the product recommendations customers receive on Amazon.com, it is what makes Amazon Echo able to respond to your voice, and it is what allows us to unload an entire truck full of products and make them available for purchase in as little as 30 minutes.” This shows what Amazon’s goal really is moving outward from this lineup of products. It’s not just about executing simple tasks online, but rather solving complex problems in the long run.
For Amazon, this is just the latest in revolutionizing the entire artificial intelligence business, and the company recognizing that this is where the future will be for garnering future purchasers, investors, and more. Ultimately, this is a small-scale example of how large the artificial intelligence business will be when its implemented in a business strategy sense. It’s unclear at this point how it will roll out or what will be available. However, as Bilger pointed out, the end result for Amazon has to be powering “planet-scale predictive applications.”