Amazon Rekognition is a part of the AWS Machine Learning (ML) family of services, which also includes Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, Comprehend, Transcribe, & Translate, and Amazon Machine Learning. Rekognition is a managed service provided by AWS that allows developers and product owners to easily add face detection, face recognition, and object and scene detection to their applications. Like other AWS services, pricing for AWS Rekognition is based on on your usage of the service. If you use it, you pay, if you don’t you don’t.
Amazon Rekognition was announced at the AWS re:Invent conference in 2016 along with other members of the AI family, including Lex, Polly and ML. Since it’s launch, AWS has continued to add features and functionality to Amazon Recognition in response to customer demand, including age estimation, explicit content detection, and celebrity recognition.
- Jun 14, 2018: Amazon Rekognition Launches FIPS 140-2 Validated Endpoints and Rekognition Video Expands to Additional Region
- May 31, 2018: Introducing the Media Analysis Solution
- May 29, 2018: Amazon Rekognition Achieves HIPAA Eligibility
- Apr 2, 2018: Amazon Rekognition Improves Accuracy of Real-Time Face Recognition and Verification
- Feb 28, 2018: Amazon Rekognition Now Available in AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) Regions
- Jan 9, 2018: Amazon Rekognition Now Available in AWS US-East (Ohio) Region
- Nov 29, 2017: Introducing Amazon Rekognition Video
- Nov 21, 2017: Amazon Rekognition announces real-time face recognition, Text in Image recognition, and improved face detection
- Jun 12, 2017: Amazon Rekognition Now Available in AWS GovCloud (US) Region
- Jun 8, 2017: Easily recognize famous individuals and celebrities using Amazon Rekognition