How Pioneering Deep Learning Is Reducing Amazon's Packaging Waste
AWS News, January 4th, 2022
January 4, 2022,
Volume 286, Issue 1
A combination of deep learning, natural language processing, and computer vision enables Amazon to hone in on the right amount of packaging for each product.
Finding the right amount of packaging to ship an item can be challenging - and at Amazon, an ever-changing catalog of hundreds of millions of products makes it an ongoing challenge. In addition, Amazon's scale also means it is impossible to solve this challenge using manual inspection to choose packaging for each and every item. For the same reason, general packaging rules and run-of-the-mill logic just won't cut it. What's required is a cutting-edge-smart automated mechanism that can adapt on the fly to changing circumstances.
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