Amazon Videos from AWS re:Invent 2016


The Ghost of MTurk Past
Jan 10, 2016
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Three videos are available on YouTube from the AWS re:Invent 2016 conference that are relevant for MTurk.

Leverage the Power of the Crowd To Work with Amazon Mechanical Turk
With Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk), you can leverage the power of the crowd for a host of tasks ranging from image moderation and video transcription to data collection and user testing. You simply build a process that submit tasks to the Mechanical Turk marketplace and get results quickly, accurately, and at scale. In this session, Russ, from Rainforest QA, shares best practices and lessons learned from his experience using MTurk. The session covers the key concepts of MTurk, getting started as a Requester, and using MTurk via the API. You learn how to set and manage Worker incentives, achieve great Worker quality, and how to integrate and scale your crowdsourced application. By the end of this session, you will have a comprehensive understanding of MTurk and know how to get started harnessing the power of the crowd.
Presenter: Russell Smith, co-founder/CTO/CIO of Rainforest QA (MTurk Requester name: we-pay-you-fast)

Getting to Ground Truth with Amazon Mechanical Turk
Jump-start your machine learning project by using the crowd to build your training set. Before you can train your machine learning algorithm, you need to take your raw inputs and label, annotate, or tag them to build your ground truth. Learn how to use the Amazon Mechanical Turk marketplace to perform these tasks. We share Amazon's best practices, developed while training our own machine learning algorithms, and walk you through quickly getting affordable and high-quality training data.
Presenters: Peter W. Hallinan, Ph.D. of and Ranju Das of Amazon Rekognition

Amazon Rekognition
This session will introduce you to Amazon Rekognition, a new service that makes it easy to add image analysis to your applications. With Rekognition, you can detect objects, scenes, and faces in images. You can also search and compare faces. Rekognition’s API lets you easily build powerful visual search and discovery into your applications. With Amazon Rekognition, you only pay for the images you analyze and the face metadata you store. There are no minimum fees and there are no upfront commitments.
Presenter: Ranju Das of Amazon Rekognition

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