Hugging Face and AWS will Collaborate on AI Creations
AWS is partnering with HuggingFace, a platform where developers share code and models around artificial intelligence, to make that code run more smoothly in Amazon’s cloud.
The partnership is not exclusive but means, among other things, that the two will work closely together to make the code on Hugging Face run in AWS as easily as possible. As a result, AWS will be the partner of choice and Hugging Face users will be able to use tools such as Amazon SageMaker, AWS Trainium or AWS inferential to train or improve their models in AWS.
Like AWS, Hugging Face is an American company from New York. It was initially a software company around machine learning, but today it mainly focuses on its platform where others can share models and datasets.
In 2022, the company developed a large multilingual language model called BLOOM. On the sidelines of the partnership with AWS, Hugging Face says the next version will run on Trainium, a specific machine-learning chip from AWS.
For AWS, the collaboration is interesting to unpack now that Alphabet, Microsoft, and other tech giants are unpacking with conversational AI since the emergence of tools such as ChatGPT. Of course, AWS is also working on all kinds of artificial intelligence, but the collaboration with Hugging Face means that it can also offer developments there in its own environment for developers.