Amazon finds itself in the unusual position of playing catch-up in AI

It was kind of a strange AWS re:Invent this week in Las Vegas. Once again, there wasn’t a huge amount of news coming out of the massive customer event; the biggest announcements were related to AI, of course. But the real story could be that Amazon has found itself in the uncomfortable position of chasing Microsoft when it comes to AI.
And that’s in spite of the drama that played out at OpenAI last week, in which Microsoft was squarely in the middle.
The rivalry became clear when Amazon CEO Adam Selipsky took some not-so-subtle cheap shots …