Employees in HR, legal, product management, design, manufacturing and operations departments will benefit from Q, said AWS CEO Adam Selipsky.
Amazon has launched its own artificial intelligence-powered assistant built for business, “Amazon Q.”
The AI chatbot can be used to have conversations, solve problems, generate content, gain insights and connect with a company’s information repositories, code, data and enterprise systems, Amazon Web Services said in a Nov. 28 announcement.
Meet your new #generativeAI assistant designed for work that can be tailored to your business.
With Amazon Q, you can solve problems, generate content, get insights from data, build faster on #AWS, while helping keep your data private & secure. ☁️
— Amazon Web Services (@awscloud) November 28, 2023
Q is part of Amazon’s broader strategy to integrate generative AI across its product ecosystem on both consumer and private sector fronts an hopes the tool will prove handy to employees.
“Amazon Q provides immediate, relevant information and advice to employees to streamline tasks, accelerate decision-making and problem-solving, and help spark creativity and innovation at work.”
Employees in HR, legal, product management, design, manufacturing and operations will benefit from Q, AWS CEO Adam Selipsky said in a Nov. 28 CNBC interview.
He noted that Q is trained on 17 years of AWS data.
AWS’s largest customers include financial firms Vanguard and Deloitte along with telecommunication companies Samsung and Verizon and entertainment conglomerate Disney — whose employees could leverage the AI chatbot when a more complete version is rolled out.
It is currently only offered in preview mode in Oregon and northern Virginia in the United States.
Amazon’s Q is unrelated to Q*, an AI project by ChatGPT creator OpenAI — which was rife with controversy last week when founder and CEO Sam Altman was sacked and then reinstated as CEO.
Amazon has been a big investor in the AI space, placing a $4 billion bet on Anthropic — the team behind Claude 2 chatbot — across several investments. Anthropic leverages much of its computational power from AWS.