The conference will host the company’s second annual Amazon Web Services DeepRacer League, a racing series starring the AWS DeepRacer, a miniature remote-controlled car that developers can configure with custom autonomous driving models. The cloud giant today revealed an enhanced, lidar-powered model along with new initiatives meant to boost user participation in the contest.
The AWS DeepRacer League plays a surprisingly big role in the provider’s developer outreach efforts. As a major provider of machine learning services, AWS has an interest to get as many programmers as possible interested in machine learning, and its AI-powered RC car is proving highly effective at advancing that goal. AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr shared recently that tens of thousands of developers have participated to date in the races held at the company’s global user events.
The AWS DeepRacer apparently even helped the provider win some additional business from enterprises. “We have seen that DeepRacer has sparked interest in machine learning from our enterprise customers, and has inspired them to start multiple production-grade ML projects,” Barr wrote.
The new DeepRacer Evo model the Amazon.com Inc. subsidiary unveiled today enhances the original’s design with an extra lidar sensor and a pair of depth-sensing stereo cameras. It will become available in early 2020, along with a sensor kit that will enable developers to upgrade their existing cars.
“The added sensors will enable DeepRacer Evo to skillfully detect and respond to obstacles, including other DeepRacers,” Barr said. “This will help you to learn even more about the exciting field of reinforcement learning, which is ideal for use in autonomous driving.”
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