When we first heard about the AI Hackathon by Amazon, we were excited and decided to take part in it. As fellow Machine Learning practitioners, we were keen on the available APIs provided by Amazon. The first round of brainstorming was to decide on which API services to be used in our project. Since we have mainly dealt with image processing and videos in the past, we selected the Amazon Rekognition to analyse the metadata of an image and Amazon Comprehend to identify the insights and relationships of the metadata. Subsequent round of brainstorming lead us to the idea of having an application that match songs based on the image. "You provide image, we match songs for you!" Think of it as a reverse image search engine for songs. Instead of using keywords to search for songs, you use image instead.
All in all, we are pretty satisfied with our project even though we faced some little hiccups during the integration process. The current application can be easily extended further by integrating other machine learning algorithms to provide a whole new level of services and experience to the users. We have learned a lot from this project and looking forward to more APIs from Amazon in the future.