Machine learning as a service offers value to SMEs

Businesses need not be held back by a lack of resources in benefiting from machine learning technologies, says Amazon Web Services’ Attila Narin. Machine learning as a service can help businesses benefit from the technology if they do not have the resources to configure their own machine learning solutions, said Attila Narin, head of technology and solutions architecture at Amazon Web Services (AWS) EMEA, at the ITWeb Business Intelligence Summit 2016 in Johannesburg on Wednesday. “The cloud is all about democratising IT,” said Narin, explaining not all businesses that stand to benefit from machine learning solutions have the resources – for example the ongoing presence of highly-skilled engineers – required to build, maintain and scale these solutions themselves. Machine learning can be particularly useful for extracting qualitative data from datasets…


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