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The top 5 things to know about facial recognition

When Forbes quoted me in their article 12 Things You Need To Know About Facial Recognition Technology, I made the following contribution...
Joaquin Lippincott
February 16th, 2022
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Amazon Rekognition

Amazon Rekognition (sometimes AWS Rekognition) is a pre-trained computer vision AWS deep learning algorithm which can pull and index insights from images and videos. While Amazon Rekognition is fully customizable, out-of-the…
Joaquin Lippincott
February 1st, 2022
Amazon EC2

What is AWS EC2?

AWS EC2 is short for Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud.  If we dive a little deeper, AWS EC2 is a web service that allows you to rent increments of processing power (CPU) and computer memory (RAM) within AWS’s giant…
Nathan Wilkerson
February 1st, 2022
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SAFe POPM vs. CSPO - Which Product Owner Certification is The Best?

What’s a Product Owner? A product owner (PO) plays a key role in many projects. A simple definition of a PO is a person who represents the customer’s interests on the team.
Dave Bellous
January 27th, 2022
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3 Ways To Use Machine Learning: December 2021 Hackathon Overview

At the end of 2021, Metal Toad leaders came together to reevaluate the future of Metal Toad. After several internal meetings, it was decided that Metal Toad's future is with machine learning. The main driver in this decision…
Shawn Torrey
January 19th, 2022
Amazon SageMaker

What is Amazon SageMaker?

If you are new to the machine learning development world you not know what you need to know about Amazon SageMaker. Here are the top 5 things you should know about it:
Joaquin Lippincott
January 18th, 2022
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Is the AWS Machine Learning Certification worth it?

How does AWS Machine Learning Certification Compare to the Competition? Machine Learning is hot, and AWS machine learning is at the very top of the list.  When compared to the other major cloud providers on SpyFu (a search…
Joaquin Lippincott
January 12th, 2022
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Big Takeaways from AWS re:Invent 2021

While normally I consider myself a consistent writer, since this summer it's been difficult for me to muster to will to research and share the newest, most interesting things happening in the technology space.
Joaquin Lippincott
January 8th, 2022
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CES 2022: A Quick Guide

After being online in 2021, CES 2022 returns to in-person! As with the years prior, we are excited to see a range of new products and services from technology innovators and brands in the consumer technology industry. Here…
Shawn Torrey
December 28th, 2021
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Q4 2021 Online Hackathon: Identifying Downed Power Lines

In February, a historic ice storm hit Oregon.
Nathan Wilkerson
December 20th, 2021
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Announcing The Metal Toad Q4 2021 Online Hackathon: Building Your Own Machine Learning Model

It's that magical time of the year - our hackathon is back! Twice a year, we set aside the day-to-day and dive into an exciting 48-hour innovation whirlwind of rapid development. It's a chance to play on the leading edge of…
Shawn Torrey
December 13th, 2021
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Where is AWS going? 3 Trends From AWS re:Invent 2021

I had the privilege of being able to attend AWS re:Invent 2021 in Las Vegas.
Nathan Wilkerson
December 3rd, 2021

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