Pluralsight Upskilling For AWS DeepRacer
Written by Sue Gee   
Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Pluralsight has announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services to help us enhance our machine learning skills with AWS DeepRacer. It kicks off today with a webinar with the chance to win an AWS DeepRacer.

The AWS DeepRacer is the fully autonomous 1/18th scale race that Amazon launched in 2018 with the idea that it would be a good way to get us involved with reinforcement learning (RL).




What could be better than having your own model race car and test RL models by racing on a physical track? And if you prefer virtual racing, compete in the world’s first global, autonomous racing league, to race for prizes and glory and a chance to advance to the AWS DeepRacer Grand Final to win the coveted AWS DeepRacer Cup.


However, as Mike James said in the report, Amazon's DeepRacer - Careful What You Wish For:

Reinforcement learning isn't easy and, despite the reassurance that you only need basic Python programming, my guess is that you will need rather more.

This explains the collaboration between Pluralsight and AWS which features an AWS DeepRacer hub on the Pluralsight platform that includes a customized channel, curated by Pluralsight and AWS experts, for AWS DeepRacer content.

According to Eric Alder, head of partnerships at Pluralsight:

“AWS DeepRacer is a different, creative way to apply ML techniques in a practical and tangible way. Upskilling and testing new methods through experimentation are at the heart of this challenge, which fits in perfectly with Pluralsight’s deep expertise in AI and ML."

Reminding us that AWS created AWS DeepRacer to provide developers a fun and interesting way to get hands-on with ML, Mike Miller, Director of AI Devices at Amazon Web Services said:

“This collaboration with Pluralsight will give developers, of any skill level, the resources they need to develop their ML skills and get the most out of their AWS DeepRacer experience.”

Users will have access to a variety of offerings, including a series of workshops, webinars, and racing events. The program kicks off with a series of Zoom-powered virtual briefings. The first of the a series of three is on July 28 at 12:00 ET and is billed to cover:

AWS DeepRacer Origins

Reinforcement Learning

The Future Of AI

How To Win AWS DeepRacer 

Attendees will also have the chance to win an AWS DeepRacer in a Prize Draw. If you can't attend all three events you can still access the recordings.

Workshop attendees will receive $30 in AWS credits to help cover AWS DeepRacer usage costs in the AWS console.



More Information

Register for AWS DeepRacer Series

AWS DeepRacer


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