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Amazon Web Services announces new Generative AI innovation center

Amazon is opening an AWS Generative AI innovation center, a new program to help customers successfully build and deploy generative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. The program will be kicked of with a $100 million investment from the company.

The Generative AI Innovation Center is part of AWS’s generative AI strategy, aiming to make this technology accessible to global customers and partners, says Amazon. The team at the Generative AI Innovation Center will include strategists, data scientists, engineers, and solutions architects who will work closely with customers to construct tailored solutions that utilize generative AI.

The center is expected to offer workshops, engagements, and training to help customers identify applications for their businesses. Customers can work in partnership with AWS and its Partner Network to choose suitable models, overcome technical or business challenges, develop proofs of concept, and plan large-scale launches, says Amazon. The assistance provided will include strategy, tools, and support for customers to use AWS generative AI services like CodeWhisperer and Bedrock.

High-performance infrastructure like Inferentia-powered EC2 Inf1 Instances, Trainium-powered EC2 Trn1 Instances, and Amazon EC2 P5 instances will also be available for customers to train and run their models.

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