) is not as well known as other tech behemoths like Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) subsidiary Google or Apple Inc. (AAPL), which have generated headlines for their advances in the technology. However, the Seattle-based company may have quietly moved ahead of its competitors in the AI race.

That, at least, is the claim made by Matt Wood, general manager for deep learning and AI at Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s cloud division. In an interview with Barrons, Wood said that Amazon’s cloud service AWS has more machine learning running on its platform than any other company. Apple uses its data centers for internal purposes, and Google’s cloud made a foray into artificial intelligence by open-sourcing Tensor Flow, an AI library. (See also: Two Announcements From Google’s Cloud Conference.)

While it is difficult to independently evaluate Wood’s claim, it may not be entirely without substance. Artificial intelligence is a collection of technologies that enables machines to mimic human intelligence capabilities. However, machines require troves of data to learn from human actions. As the largest e-commerce player,…