AWS launched the DeepRacer League in 2018 as a enjoyable solution to train builders machine studying, and it’s been constructing on the concept ever since. At present, it introduced the most recent league season with two divisions: Open and Professional.
As Marcia Villalba wrote in a blog post saying the brand new league, “AWS DeepRacer is an autonomous 1/18th scale race automotive designed to check [reinforcement learning] fashions by racing just about within the AWS DeepRacer console or bodily on a monitor at AWS and buyer occasions. AWS DeepRacer is for builders of all ability ranges, even if you happen to don’t have any ML expertise. When studying RL utilizing AWS DeepRacer, you may participate within the AWS DeepRacer League the place you get expertise with machine studying in a enjoyable and aggressive setting.”
Whereas the corporate began these as in-person races with bodily vehicles, the pandemic has pressured them to make it a digital occasion over the past 12 months, however the brand new format gave the impression to be blocking out newcomers. As a result of the purpose is to show individuals about machine studying, getting new individuals concerned is essential to the corporate.
That’s why it created the Open League, which because the identify suggests is open to anybody. You’ll be able to take a look at your abilities and if you happen to’re adequate, ending within the prime 10%, you may compete within the Professional division. Everybody competes for prizes, as effectively, corresponding to automobile customizations.
The highest 16 within the Professional League every month race for an opportunity to go to the finals at AWS re:Invent in 2021, an occasion that will or might not be digital, relying on the place we’re within the pandemic restoration.