Amazon Q

AWS Rolls Out Enterprise Generative AI Assistant Amazon Q


Amazon Web Services (AWS) has officially launched the generative AI assistant Amazon Q, which was first introduced at re:Invent this year. Amazon Q is designed to enhance software development for businesses and offers tools to improve coding, security, and productivity for enterprise needs. The $20 per user per year AI assistant is trained on nearly two decades of AWS data.

Amazon Q

Amazon Q’s capabilities include answering questions as well as generating or summarizing content like blog posts and emails. The general release includes two forms of Amazon Q: Amazon Q Developer and Amazon Q Business, which are tailored to the needs of developers and business professionals. The tech giant pitches the generative AI assistant as a way to speed up coding and make it more secure, while also allowing employees to extract business data and build web applications. The introduction of Q represents Amazon’s move to provide comprehensive AI solutions for a range of business intelligence, programming, and configuration use cases, positioning it as a competitor to Microsoft’s Copilot for Azure and Google’s Gemini range of services.

For developers, Amazon Q offers a suite of advanced tools that automate and streamline the coding process. This includes generating multi-line code suggestions, performing software upgrades, and executing vulnerability scans. Amazon Q Developer claims the highest acceptance rates for its coding recommendations in the industry. Amazon Q Developer also provides agents able to carry out tasks like implementing features, refactoring code, and upgrading software without much human intervention.

Meanwhile, Amazon Q Business acts as a generative AI assistant that can securely link business tools and data sources, including intranets and customer relationship management systems like Salesforce. It allows employees to generate content, build dashboards, and derive insights quickly and accurately, fostering a more data-driven approach within companies. The new Amazon Q Apps is also part of Amazon Q Business. The feature allows users to create apps through natural language prompts. These apps can automate tasks such as composing reports or onboarding employees.

“Amazon Q is the most capable generative AI-powered assistant available today with industry-leading accuracy, advanced agents capabilities, and best-in-class security that helps developers become more productive and helps business users to accelerate decision making,” AWS vice president of data and AI Swami Sivasubramanian explained. “Since we announced the service at re:Invent, we have been amazed at the productivity gains developers and business users have seen. Early indications signal Amazon Q could help our customers’ employees become more than 80% more productive at their jobs; and with the new features we’re planning on introducing in the future, we think this will only continue to grow.”


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