AWS DeepRacer at re:Invent 2018

Energetiq’s experience with Amazon’s new quirky machine-learning offering

Myself and a couple other members of the Energetiq team recently made the long journey from Melbourne to Las Vegas to attend AWS re:Invent 2018. One odd little announcement worth spending some time on is AWS DeepRacer and the associated AWS DeepRacer League.


AWS DeepRacer (“deep” being a reference to deep learning I imagine, the family of machine learning that includes modern computer vision) consists of an autonomous “toy” car, and a collection of associated cloud tools for training models to drive it using simulations and reinforcement learning. Further reading …