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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

Amazon AMIs has been very useful for the quick setup and implementation of deep learning for data analysis which is something I have used the service for in my own research. We commonly use the service to enable students to run intensive deep learning algorithms for their assessments. This service works well in this scenario as it allows students to quickly set up a suitable environment and get started with little hassle.If you are looking to run simple, surface level deep learning algorithms (kind of contradictory statement I know) then AMI is more complicated than most will need. When it comes to teaching the basics of Machine Learning, this kind of system is unnecessary and there are other alternatives which can be used. That being said this service is a must if you are looking to run complex deep learning via the cloud.
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IBM Watson Visual Recognition

As I mentioned before, it can only be employed in simple basic visual recognition applications. It can be employed in large projects and relying it on completely is not encouraged. It's better to create your own algorithms rather than using it. If you are from a non-programming background, then I may suggest you rely on this and use it to develop simple apps that can predict a few plants and animals.
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Pros

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

  • You can get several common packages including keras, pytorch and tensorflow setup within an environment ready to code on any AWS instance which saves time
  • Great for virtual applications that helps communicate between various pieces of software
  • Not need to worry about compatibility or any major aspects of setup e.g. GPU configuration
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IBM Watson Visual Recognition

  • Easy to use interface, you can just drag and drop the images in the negative and positive dropboxes to train.
  • It's affordable and there is a free version to test for yourself and check if it's useful for you.
  • Easy to integrate with apps using one single API key and you can train easily with your terminal.
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Cons

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

  • Some aspects of the User Interface are quite confusing and activating packages can be a bit convoluted
  • It can be a bit confusing to switch between frameworks for novice users
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IBM Watson Visual Recognition

  • Not perfect
  • Accuracy is doubted and sometimes it may not predict correctly.
  • I think it should be improved and should add a few more functionalities.
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Usability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

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IBM Watson Visual Recognition

IBM Watson Visual Recognition 6.0
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I am giving this rating on the basis of its usability in real-time applications and based on the interface to upload negative and positive images to train the AI. But it's not perfect and sometimes its predictions are wrong. On overall usability, it's better if you are planning on working with UI rather than using complex programs and algorithms on your own.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

Both of these services provide similar functionality and from my experience both are top class services which cover most of your needs. I think ultimately it comes down to what you need each service for. For example Amazon DL AMIs allows for clustering by default meaning I am able to run several clustering algorithms without a problem whereas IBM Watson Studio doesn't provide this functionality. They both provide a wide range of default packages such as Amazon providing caffe-2 and IBM providing sci-kitlearn. My main point is that both are very good services which have very similar functionality, you just need to think about the costs, suitability of features and integration with other services you are using.
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IBM Watson Visual Recognition

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Return on Investment

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

  • It has made our Data Science/ Machine Learning Courses easier to manage/ need less human input therefore allowing us to increase the cohort size for this degree
  • It has unified a lot of technologies reducing the load on our IT team
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IBM Watson Visual Recognition

  • Its affordable and can be employed in small apps.
  • The free version enables us to use it in our less trafficked web apps and in the future, you may switch to the standard version from premium.
  • Overall performance will be berated as average.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Watson Visual Recognition

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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