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$50M AWS Initiative Gives Public Sector Free Access to AI Tools

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is earmarking $50 million to give organizations in the public sector free access to its portfolio of AI and machine learning solutions.

The fund is part of the recently launched AWS Worldwide Public Sector Generative AI Impact Initiative. Open until June 30, 2026, the fund will give public sector organizations free access to generative AI resources running on the AWS cloud.

The free access will come in the form of promotional credits. Training resources, consulting and support will also be offered.

"Across the public sector, leaders are seeking to leverage generative AI to become more efficient and agile. However, public sector organizations face several challenges such as optimizing resources, adapting to changing needs, improving patient care, personalizing the education experience, and strengthening security," AWS said.

"To respond to these challenges, AWS is committed to helping public sector organizations unlock the potential of generative AI and other cloud-based technologies to positively impact society."

Participants will get free access to AI and infrastructure tools like:

  • Amazon Bedrock: Amazon's platform for building generative AI applications.
  • Amazon Q: Amazon's coding and business-focused chatbot.
  • Amazon SageMaker: Amazon's tool for building machine learning models.
  • AWS HealthScribe: A tool for generating clinical notes directly from doctor-patient conversations.
  • AWS Trainium: Amazon's in-house machine learning chip.
  • AWS Inferentia: Hardware accelerators that speed up deep learning processing within the AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

Organizations can sign up to find out more about the program here.

About the Author

Becky Nagel is the former editorial director and director of Web for 1105 Media's Converge 360 group, and she now serves as vice president of AI for company, specializing in developing media, events and training for companies around AI and generative AI technology. She's the author of "ChatGPT Prompt 101 Guide for Business Users" and other popular AI resources with a real-world business perspective. She regularly speaks, writes and develops content around AI, generative AI and other business tech. Find her on X/Twitter @beckynagel.

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