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AWS: Introduction to Machine Learning on AWS

This course is intended for software developers and engineers taking their first steps with the AWS services that do much of heavy lifting of Machine Learning for you.

Introduction to Machine Learning on AWS
2 weeks
2–4 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
Optional upgrade available

There is one session available:

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Starts Apr 12

About this course

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In this course, we start with some services where the training model and raw inference is handled for you by Amazon. We'll cover services which do the heavy lifting of computer vision, data extraction and analysis, language processing, speech recognition, translation, ML model training and virtual agents. You'll think of your current solutions and see where you can improve these solutions using AI, ML or Deep Learning. All of these solutions can work with your current applications to make some improvements in your user experience or the business needs of your application.

At a glance

  • Institution: AWS
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    Prior application development experience

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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At the end of this course, students will be able to:

Apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to tasks that you'd normally think you'd need a human to do
Understand the differences between Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
Analyze labels and images using advanced technology
Learn how to host your own machine learning models with Amazon Sagemaker

Week 1:

Video :Course Introduction

Video : Week 1 Introduction

Video : Computer Vision: Amazon Rekognition

Video : Exercise Introduction: Amazon Rekognition

Exercise : Amazon Rekognition

Video : Exercise Walkthrough: Amazon Rekognition

Video : Data extraction and analysis: Amazon Textract

Video : Exercise Introduction: Amazon Textract

Exercise: Amazon Textract

Video : Exercise Walkthrough: Amazon Textract

: Language Processing: Amazon Comprehend

Video : Exercise Introduction: Amazon Comprehend

Exercise : Amazon Comprehend

Video : Exercise Walkthrough: Amazon Comprehend

Quiz : Week 1 Quiz

_Week 2: _

Video : Week 2 Introduction

Video : Speech Recognition: Amazon Transcribe

Video: Language Translation: Amazon Translate

Video: Exercise Introduction: Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Translate

Exercise: Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Translate

Video: Exercise Walkthrough: Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Translate

Video: Virtual Agents: Amazon Lex

Video: Exercise Introduction: Amazon Lex

Exercise: Amazon Lex

Video: Exercise Walkthrough: Amazon Lex

Video: Amazon SageMaker

Video: Demo: Amazon SageMaker

Quiz: Week 2 Quiz

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. Are there any prerequisites for this course?
A. There are no required prerequisites for this course. However, we recommend that leaners have a general understanding of cloud computing and security concepts.
Q. Are there any costs associated with this course?
A. Learners can register for the course in an Audit track or Verified Certificate track. The Audit track is free, but has restrictions. The Verified Certificate track costs $99 and provides full access to course content for the duration. Please visit for more information.
Q. Are there hands-on activities in this course?
A. Yes, this course includes hands-on lab exercises. However, these exercises are restricted to learners in the Verified Certificate Track.
Q. How much time will this course require?
A. If following the weekly schedule, learners should plan to spend 2-4 hours per week on this course. However, learners may complete the course at their own pace.
Q. Will I receive a certificate for this course?
A. Learners enrolled in the Verified Certificate path will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.
Q. What is the grading policy for this course?
A. All learners may take weekly quizzes, which are not graded and allow unlimited retries.
Learners in the Verified Certificate track are able to take the final course assessment in the course. Passing the final assessment is required to obtain the Verified Certificate.
Learners in the Audit track will not have access to the final assessment, and will not be able to earn a certificate.
Q. How are discussions used in this course?
A. This course has discussion groups aligned to each week of the course. We encourage learners to ask questions or offer suggestions and feedback. AWS Instructors will monitor the discussion groups to answer questions specific to the exercises and topics covered in the course.
Q. When will course content be available?
A. All course content will be available when the course opens. Since AWS frequently publishes service updates and new features/functionality, there may be a need to update the course content during its lifetime. If course content is updated, a notice will be placed on the course home page.
Q. Will this course help me prepare for an AWS Certification?
A. Earning an AWS Certification typically requires both knowledge and experience. While this course, if taken in isolation, will provide you with baseline information about cloud security, it will not equip you to earn an AWS Certification. For more information about AWS Certifications, including recommended training and experience requirements, visit

Who can take this course?

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