A new generative engine and three voices are now generally available on Amazon Polly

Today, we are announcing the general availability of the generative engine of Amazon Polly with three voices: Ruth and Matthew in American English and Amy in British English. The new generative engine was trained with publicly available and proprietary data, a variety of voices, languages, and styles. It performs with the highest precision to render context-dependent prosody, pausing, spelling, dialectal properties, foreign word pronunciation, and more. Amazon Polly is a machine learning (ML) service that converts text to lifelike speech, called text-to-speech (TTS) technology. Now, Amazon Polly includes high-quality, natural-sounding human-like voices in dozens of languages, so you can select the ideal voice and distribute your speech-enabled applications in many locales or countries. With Amazon Polly, you can select various…

Amazon Q Business, now generally available, helps boost workforce productivity with generative AI

At AWS re:Invent 2023, we previewed Amazon Q Business, a generative artificial intelligence (generative AI)–powered assistant that can answer questions, provide summaries, generate content, and securely complete tasks based on data and information in your enterprise systems. With Amazon Q Business, you can deploy a secure, private, generative AI assistant that empowers your organization’s users to be more creative, data-driven, efficient, prepared, and productive. During the preview, we heard lots of customer feedback and used that feedback to prioritize our enhancements to the service. Today, we are announcing the general availability of Amazon Q Business with many new features, including custom plugins, and a preview of Amazon Q Apps, generative AI–powered customized and sharable applications using natural language in a…

Meta’s Llama 3 models are now available in Amazon Bedrock

Today, we are announcing the general availability of Meta’s Llama 3 models in Amazon Bedrock. Meta Llama 3 is designed for you to build, experiment, and responsibly scale your generative artificial intelligence (AI) applications. New Llama 3 models are the most capable to support a broad range of use cases with improvements in reasoning, code generation, and instruction. According to Meta’s Llama 3 announcement, the Llama 3 model family is a collection of pre-trained and instruction-tuned large language models (LLMs) in 8B and 70B parameter sizes. These models have been trained on over 15 trillion tokens of data—a training dataset seven times larger than that used for Llama 2 models, including four times more code, which supports an 8K context…

Anthropic’s Claude 3 Opus model is now available on Amazon Bedrock

We are living in the generative artificial intelligence (AI) era; a time of rapid innovation. When Anthropic announced its Claude 3 foundation models (FMs) on March 4, we made Claude 3 Sonnet, a model balanced between skills and speed, available on Amazon Bedrock the same day. On March 13, we launched the Claude 3 Haiku model on Amazon Bedrock, the fastest and most compact member of the Claude 3 family for near-instant responsiveness. Today, we are announcing the availability of Anthropic’s Claude 3 Opus on Amazon Bedrock, the most intelligent Claude 3 model, with best-in-market performance on highly complex tasks. It can navigate open-ended prompts and sight-unseen scenarios with remarkable fluency and human-like understanding, leading the frontier of general intelligence.…