RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Amazon is upping the ante for artificial intelligence dominance, unveiling Amazon Q.

It’s described as “a new type of generative artificial intelligence (AI) powered assistant that is specifically for work and can be tailored to a customer’s business.”

Q was unveiled Tuesday at a conference in Las Vegas.

“Amazon Q brings a set of capabilities to support developers and IT professionals. Now you can use Amazon Q to get started building applications on AWS, research best practices, resolve errors, and get assistance in coding new features for your applications,” the tech giant says.

“For example, Amazon Q Code Transformation can perform Java application upgrades now, from version 8 and 11 to version 17.”

Notes CNBC: “Q is named after the character by the same name in the James Bond movies or the Q character in the Star Trek television shows, depending on which AWS executive you ask.”

This post from Amazon provides examples and a guide to usage.