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Innovative announcements from Amazon Bedrock at re:Invent: A turning point in the AI industry

In 2023, there have been numerous developments in the field of artificial intelligence, characterized by the introduction of new libraries, tools, models and benchmark architectures. Among these, the recent announcements by Amazon re:Invent represent a significant turning point, bringing clarity and structure to a previously chaotic field. This development makes it possible to focus on the "important things": It's not just about knowing the tools and models, but also about creating a solid data foundation for further developments.

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Amazon Bedrock and its development:

In the landscape of artificial intelligence, the recent developments of Amazon Bedrock represent a qualitative leap that brings clarity and organization to a field that was previously considered disorganized. At the heart of this innovation is the fully managed Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) solution with knowledge bases, which emphasizes the importance of data over algorithms and shifts the focus from simply knowing about tools and models to building robust data foundations. This approach puts an end to tinkering in the field of AI and allows a focus on more important aspects: Data!

The latest additions to Amazon Bedrock, such as personalization, agents and guardrails, extend this focus even further. Personalization allows AI models to be tailored to a company's unique style, a model evaluation that helps you choose the best model for your needs, while Agents simplify business tasks such as order management or customer support. Guardrails, on the other hand, standardize security controls and ensure a consistent and secure user experience. These features integrate and extend RAG, contributing to a robust and versatile AI ecosystem.

Amazon Q and integration with VSCode:

The launch of Amazon Q represents a significant advancement in the field of artificial intelligence, particularly in the context of the workplace. This generative AI assistant can be customized to specific business needs and, thanks to the ability to connect and external KB, can be effectively integrated into existing information systems and, in the future, into any AWS service. In line with industry trends where companies like Microsoft have already integrated similar tools into their operating systems and applications, Amazon Q represents another step towards effective synergies between data and humans.

Moreover, its integration with VSCode opens up new perspectives, especially when managing AWS-related tasks directly from the IDE. This integration is characterized by the fact that the length of the prompt is different between the console (1000 characters) and the IDE (4000 characters), which allows for greater flexibility. Currently, Amazon Q cannot access the text that is currently being worked on. I hope that this limitation will be overcome in the future to achieve greater synergy with Codewhisperer. The latter could significantly improve the generated code, especially if the possibility of a dialog with Amazon Q to refine the code generated by Codewhisperer is implemented, facilitating problem solving and code optimization.

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Final thoughts:

Recent announcements in the field of artificial intelligence show that the use of these technologies is maturing. Although there are still pending expectations, such as the introduction of a vector database in Redshift, I remain optimistic about future innovations. A vector database in Redshift would be particularly useful for projects such as, which proposes to manage virtual contexts, taking inspiration from the hierarchical storage systems of traditional operating systems. This approach creates the illusion of large memory resources by moving data back and forth between fast and slow memory. This technology, in combination with Claude 2.1 200k, could be a big leap forward. I had hoped that OpenSearch, which is currently getting a lot of attention, combined with Amazon S3 (UltraWarm storage) would fill the gap left by the lack of a vector database in Redshift, but given the current limitations in approximate k-NN functions, this is not possible. I hope that these technological gaps will be closed in the future to further improve the capabilities and efficiency of AI-based systems.

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