Generative AI agents are a versatile and powerful tool for large enterprises. They can enhance operational efficiency, customer service, and decision-making while reducing costs and enabling innovation. These agents excel at automating a wide range of routine and repetitive tasks, such as data entry, customer support inquiries, and content generation. Moreover, they can orchestrate complex, multi-step workflows by breaking down tasks into smaller, manageable steps, coordinating various actions, and ensuring the efficient execution of processes within an organization. This significantly reduces the burden on human resources and allows employees to focus on more strategic and creative tasks.

As AI technology continues to evolve, the capabilities of generative AI agents are expected to expand, offering even more opportunities for customers to gain a competitive edge. At the forefront of this evolution sits Amazon Bedrock, a fully managed service that makes high-performing foundation models (FMs) from Amazon and other leading AI companies available through an API. With Amazon Bedrock, you can build and scale generative AI applications with security, privacy, and responsible AI. You can now use Agents for Amazon Bedrock and Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock to configure specialized agents that seamlessly run actions based on natural language input and your organization’s data. These managed agents play conductor, orchestrating interactions between FMs, API integrations, user conversations, and knowledge sources loaded with your data.

This post highlights how you can use Agents and Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock to build on existing enterprise resources to automate the tasks associated with the insurance claim lifecycle, efficiently scale and improve customer service, and enhance decision support through improved knowledge management. Your Amazon Bedrock-powered insurance agent can assist human agents by creating new claims, sending pending document reminders for open claims, gathering claims evidence, and searching for information across existing claims and customer knowledge repositories.

Solution overview

The objective of this solution is to act as a foundation for customers, empowering you to create your own specialized agents for various needs such as virtual assistants and automation tasks. The code and resources required for deployment are available in the amazon-bedrock-examples repository.

The following demo recording highlights Agents and Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock functionality and technical implementation details.

Agents and Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock work together to provide the following capabilities:

  • Task orchestration – Agents use FMs to understand natural language inquiries and dissect multi-step tasks into smaller, executable steps.
  • Interactive data collection – Agents engage in natural conversations to gather supplementary information from users.
  • Task fulfillment – Agents complete customer requests through series of reasoning steps and corresponding actions based on ReAct prompting.
  • System integration – Agents make API calls to integrated company systems to run specific actions.
  • Data querying – Knowledge bases enhance accuracy and performance through fully managed Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) using customer-specific data sources.
  • Source attribution – Agents conduct source attribution, identifying and tracing the origin of information or actions through chain-of-thought reasoning.

The following diagram illustrates the solution architecture.

Agent overview

The workflow consists of the following steps:

  1. Users provide natural language inputs to the agent. The following are some example prompts:
    1. Create a new claim.
    2. Send a pending documents reminder to the policy holder of claim 2s34w-8x.
    3. Gather evidence for claim 5t16u-7v.
    4. What is the total claim amount for claim 3b45c-9d?
    5. What is the repair estimate total for that same claim?
    6. What factors determine my car insurance premium?
    7. How can I lower my car insurance rates?
    8. Which claims have open status?
    9. Send reminders to all policy holders with open claims.
  2. During preprocessing, the agent validates, contextualizes, and categorizes user input. The user input (or task) is interpreted by the agent using chat history and the instructions and underlying FM that were specified during agent creation. The agent’s instructions are descriptive guidelines outlining the agent’s intended actions. Also, you can optionally configure advanced prompts, which allow you to boost your agent’s precision by employing more detailed configurations and offering manually selected examples for few-shot prompting. This method allows you to enhance the model’s performance by providing labeled examples associated with a particular task.
  3. Action groups are a set of APIs and corresponding business logic, whose OpenAPI schema is defined as JSON files stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). The schema allows the agent to reason around the function of each API. Each action group can specify one or more API paths, whose business logic is run through the AWS Lambda function associated with the action group.
  4. Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock provides fully managed RAG to supply the agent with access to your data. You first configure the knowledge base by specifying a description that instructs the agent when to use your knowledge base. Then you point the knowledge base to your Amazon S3 data source. Finally, you specify an embedding model and choose to use your existing vector store or allow Amazon Bedrock to create the vector store on your behalf. After it’s configured, each data source sync creates vector embeddings of your data that the agent can use to return information to the user or augment subsequent FM prompts.
  5. During orchestration, the agent develops a rationale with the logical steps of which action group API invocations and knowledge base queries are needed to generate an observation that can be used to augment the base prompt for the underlying FM. This ReAct style prompting serves as the input for activating the FM, which then anticipates the most optimal sequence of actions to complete the user’s task.
  6. During postprocessing, after all orchestration iterations are complete, the agent curates a final response. Postprocessing is disabled by default.

In the following sections, we discuss the key steps to deploy the solution, including pre-implementation steps and testing and validation.

Create solution resources with AWS CloudFormation

Prior to creating your agent and knowledge base, it is essential to establish a simulated environment that closely mirrors the existing resources used by customers. Agents and Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock are designed to build upon these resources, using Lambda-delivered business logic and customer data repositories stored in Amazon S3. This foundational alignment provides a seamless integration of your agent and knowledge base solutions with your established infrastructure.

To emulate the existing customer resources utilized by the agent, this solution uses the create-customer-resources.sh shell script to automate provisioning of the parameterized AWS CloudFormation template, bedrock-customer-resources.yml, to deploy the following resources:

  • An Amazon DynamoDB table populated with synthetic claims data.
  • Three Lambda functions that represent the customer business logic for creating claims, sending pending document reminders for open status claims, and gathering evidence on new and existing claims.
  • An S3 bucket containing API documentation in OpenAPI schema format for the preceding Lambda functions and the repair estimates, claim amounts, company FAQs, and required claim document descriptions to be used as our knowledge base data source assets.
  • An Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) topic to which policy holders’ emails are subscribed for email alerting of claim status and pending actions.
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) permissions for the preceding resources.

AWS CloudFormation prepopulates the stack parameters with the default values provided in the template. To provide alternative input values, you can specify parameters as environment variables that are referenced in the ParameterKey=<ParameterKey>,ParameterValue=<Value> pairs in the following shell script’s aws cloudformation create-stack command.

Complete the following steps to provision your resources:

  1. Create a local copy of the amazon-bedrock-samples repository using git clone:
    git clone 
  2. Before you run the shell script, navigate to the directory where you cloned the amazon-bedrock-samples repository and modify the shell script permissions to executable:
    # If not already cloned, clone the remote repository ( and change working directory to insurance agent shell folder
    cd amazon-bedrock-samples/agents/insurance-claim-lifecycle-automation/shell/
    chmod u+x create-customer-resources
  3. Set your CloudFormation stack name, SNS email, and evidence upload URL environment variables. The SNS email will be used for policy holder notifications, and the evidence upload URL will be shared with policy holders to upload their claims evidence. The insurance claims processing sample provides an example front-end for the evidence upload URL.
    export STACK_NAME=<YOUR-STACK-NAME> # Stack name must be lower case for S3 bucket naming convention
    export SNS_EMAIL=<YOUR-POLICY-HOLDER-EMAIL> # Email used for SNS notifications
    export EVIDENCE_UPLOAD_URL=<YOUR-EVIDENCE-UPLOAD-URL> # URL provided by the agent to the policy holder for evidence upload
  4. Run the create-customer-resources.sh shell script to deploy the emulated customer resources defined in the bedrock-insurance-agent.yml CloudFormation template. These are the resources on which the agent and knowledge base will be built.
    source ./create-customer-resources.sh

The preceding source ./create-customer-resources.sh shell command runs the following AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) commands to deploy the emulated customer resources stack:

export ACCOUNT_ID=$(aws sts get-caller-identity --query Account --output text)
export ARTIFACT_BUCKET_NAME=$STACK_NAME-customer-resources
export DATA_LOADER_KEY="agent/lambda/data-loader/loader_deployment_package.zip"
export CREATE_CLAIM_KEY="agent/lambda/action-groups/create_claim.zip"
export GATHER_EVIDENCE_KEY="agent/lambda/action-groups/gather_evidence.zip"
export SEND_REMINDER_KEY="agent/lambda/action-groups/send_reminder.zip"

aws s3 mb s3://${ARTIFACT_BUCKET_NAME} --region us-east-1
aws s3 cp ../agent/ s3://${ARTIFACT_BUCKET_NAME}/agent/ --recursive --exclude ".DS_Store"

export BEDROCK_AGENTS_LAYER_ARN=$(aws lambda publish-layer-version \
--layer-name bedrock-agents \
--description "Agents for Bedrock Layer" \
--license-info "MIT" \
--content S3Bucket=${ARTIFACT_BUCKET_NAME},S3Key=agent/lambda/lambda-layer/bedrock-agents-layer.zip \
--compatible-runtimes python3.11 \
--query LayerVersionArn --output text)

aws cloudformation create-stack \
--stack-name ${STACK_NAME} \
--template-body file://../cfn/bedrock-customer-resources.yml \
--parameters \
ParameterKey=ArtifactBucket,ParameterValue=${ARTIFACT_BUCKET_NAME} \
ParameterKey=DataLoaderKey,ParameterValue=${DATA_LOADER_KEY} \
ParameterKey=CreateClaimKey,ParameterValue=${CREATE_CLAIM_KEY} \
ParameterKey=GatherEvidenceKey,ParameterValue=${GATHER_EVIDENCE_KEY} \
ParameterKey=SendReminderKey,ParameterValue=${SEND_REMINDER_KEY} \
ParameterKey=BedrockAgentsLayerArn,ParameterValue=${BEDROCK_AGENTS_LAYER_ARN} \
ParameterKey=SNSEmail,ParameterValue=${SNS_EMAIL} \
ParameterKey=EvidenceUploadUrl,ParameterValue=${EVIDENCE_UPLOAD_URL} \
--capabilities CAPABILITY_NAMED_IAM

aws cloudformation describe-stacks --stack-name $STACK_NAME --query "Stacks[0].StackStatus"
aws cloudformation wait stack-create-complete --stack-name $STACK_NAME

Create a knowledge base

Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock uses RAG, a technique that harnesses customer data stores to enhance responses generated by FMs. Knowledge bases allow agents to access existing customer data repositories without extensive administrator overhead. To connect a knowledge base to your data, you specify an S3 bucket as the data source. With knowledge bases, applications gain enriched contextual information, streamlining development through a fully managed RAG solution. This level of abstraction accelerates time-to-market by minimizing the effort of incorporating your data into agent functionality, and it optimizes cost by negating the necessity for continuous model retraining to use private data.

The following diagram illustrates the architecture for a knowledge base with an embeddings model.

Knowledge Bases overview

Knowledge base functionality is delineated through two key processes: preprocessing (Steps 1-3) and runtime (Steps 4-7):

  1. Documents undergo segmentation (chunking) into manageable sections.
  2. Those chunks are converted into embeddings using an Amazon Bedrock embedding model.
  3. The embeddings are used to create a vector index, enabling semantic similarity comparisons between user queries and data source text.
  4. During runtime, users provide their text input as a prompt.
  5. The input text is transformed into vectors using an Amazon Bedrock embedding model.
  6. The vector index is queried for chunks related to the user’s query, augmenting the user prompt with additional context retrieved from the vector index.
  7. The augmented prompt, coupled with the additional context, is used to generate a response for the user.

To create a knowledge base, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Amazon Bedrock console, choose Knowledge base in the navigation pane.
  2. Choose Create knowledge base.
  3. Under Provide knowledge base details, enter a name and optional description, leaving all default settings. For this post, we enter the description:
    Use to retrieve claim amount and repair estimate information for claim ID, or answer general insurance questions about things like coverage, premium, policy, rate, deductible, accident, and documents.
  4. Under Set up data source, enter a name.
  5. Choose Browse S3 and select the knowledge-base-assets folder of the data source S3 bucket you deployed earlier (<YOUR-STACK-NAME>-customer-resources/agent/knowledge-base-assets/).
    Knowledge base S3 data source configuration
  6. Under Select embeddings model and configure vector store, choose Titan Embeddings G1 – Text and leave the other default settings. An Amazon OpenSearch Serverless collection will be created for you. This vector store is where the knowledge base preprocessing embeddings are stored and later used for semantic similarity search between queries and data source text.
  7. Under Review and create, confirm your configuration settings, then choose Create knowledge base.
    Knowledge Base Configuration Overview
  8. After your knowledge base is created, a green “created successfully” banner will display with the option to sync your data source. Choose Sync to initiate the data source sync.
    Knowledge Base Creation Banner
  9. On the Amazon Bedrock console, navigate to the knowledge base you just created, then note the knowledge base ID under Knowledge base overview.
    Knowledge Base Overview
  10. With your knowledge base still selected, choose your knowledge base data source listed under Data source, then note the data source ID under Data source overview.

The knowledge base ID and data source ID are used as environment variables in a later step when you deploy the Streamlit web UI for your agent.

Create an agent

Agents operate through a build-time run process, comprising several key components:

  • Foundation model – Users select an FM that guides the agent in interpreting user inputs, generating responses, and directing subsequent actions during its orchestration process.
  • Instructions – Users craft detailed instructions that outline the agent’s intended functionality. Optional advanced prompts allow customization at each orchestration step, incorporating Lambda functions to parse outputs.
  • (Optional) Action groups – Users define actions for the agent, using an OpenAPI schema to define APIs for task runs and Lambda functions to process API inputs and outputs.
  • (Optional) Knowledge bases – Users can associate agents with knowledge bases, granting access to additional context for response generation and orchestration steps.

The agent in this sample solution uses an Anthropic Claude V2.1 FM on Amazon Bedrock, a set of instructions, three action groups, and one knowledge base.

To create an agent, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Amazon Bedrock console, choose Agents in the navigation pane.
  2. Choose Create agent.
  3. Under Provide Agent details, enter an agent name and optional description, leaving all other default settings.
  4. Under Select model, choose Anthropic Claude V2.1 and specify the following instructions for the agent: You are an insurance agent that has access to domain-specific insurance knowledge. You can create new insurance claims, send pending document reminders to policy holders with open claims, and gather claim evidence. You can also retrieve claim amount and repair estimate information for a specific claim ID or answer general insurance questions about things like coverage, premium, policy, rate, deductible, accident, documents, resolution, and condition. You can answer internal questions about things like which steps an agent should follow and the company's internal processes. You can respond to questions about multiple claim IDs within a single conversation
  5. Choose Next.
  6. Under Add Action groups, add your first action group:
    1. For Enter Action group name, enter create-claim.
    2. For Description, enter Use this action group to create an insurance claim
    3. For Select Lambda function, choose <YOUR-STACK-NAME>-CreateClaimFunction.
    4. For Select API schema, choose Browse S3, choose the bucket created earlier (<YOUR-STACK-NAME>-customer-resources), then choose agent/api-schema/create_claim.json.
  7. Create a second action group:
    1. For Enter Action group name, enter gather-evidence.
    2. For Description, enter Use this action group to send the user a URL for evidence upload on open status claims with pending documents. Return the documentUploadUrl to the user
    3. For Select Lambda function, choose <YOUR-STACK-NAME>-GatherEvidenceFunction.
    4. For Select API schema, choose Browse S3, choose the bucket created earlier, then choose agent/api-schema/gather_evidence.json.
  8. Create a third action group:
    1. For Enter Action group name, enter send-reminder.
    2. For Description, enter Use this action group to check claim status, identify missing or pending documents, and send reminders to policy holders
    3. For Select Lambda function, choose <YOUR-STACK-NAME>-SendReminderFunction.
    4. For Select API schema, choose Browse S3, choose the bucket created earlier, then choose agent/api-schema/send_reminder.json.
  9. Choose Next.
  10. For Select knowledge base, choose the knowledge base you created earlier (claims-knowledge-base).
  11. For Knowledge base instructions for Agent, enter the following: Use to retrieve claim amount and repair estimate information for claim ID, or answer general insurance questions about things like coverage, premium, policy, rate, deductible, accident, and documents
  12. Choose Next.
  13. Under Review and create, confirm your configuration settings, then choose Create agent.
    Agent Configuration Overview

After your agent is created, you will see a green “successfully created” banner.

Agent Creation Banner

Testing and validation

The following testing procedure aims to verify that the agent correctly identifies and understands user intents for creating new claims, sending pending document reminders for open claims, gathering claims evidence, and searching for information across existing claims and customer knowledge repositories. Response accuracy is determined by evaluating the relevancy, coherency, and human-like nature of the answers generated by Agents and Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock.

Assessment measures and evaluation technique

User input and agent instruction validation includes the following:

  • Preprocessing – Use sample prompts to assess the agent’s interpretation, understanding, and responsiveness to diverse user inputs. Validate the agent’s adherence to configured instructions for validating, contextualizing, and categorizing user input accurately.
  • Orchestration – Evaluate the logical steps the agent follows (for example, “Trace”) for action group API invocations and knowledge base queries to enhance the base prompt for the FM.
  • Postprocessing – Review the final responses generated by the agent after orchestration iterations to ensure accuracy and relevance. Postprocessing is inactive by default and therefore not included in our agent’s tracing.

Action group evaluation includes the following:

  • API schema validation – Validate that the OpenAPI schema (defined as JSON files stored in Amazon S3) effectively guides the agent’s reasoning around each API’s purpose.
  • Business logic Implementation – Test the implementation of business logic associated with API paths through Lambda functions linked with the action group.

Knowledge base evaluation includes the following:

  • Configuration verification – Confirm that the knowledge base instructions correctly direct the agent on when to access the data.
  • S3 data source integration – Validate the agent’s ability to access and use data stored in the specified S3 data source.

The end-to-end testing includes the following:

  • Integrated workflow – Perform comprehensive tests involving both action groups and knowledge bases to simulate real-world scenarios.
  • Response quality assessment – Evaluate the overall accuracy, relevancy, and coherence of the agent’s responses in diverse contexts and scenarios.

Test the knowledge base

After setting up your knowledge base in Amazon Bedrock, you can test its behavior directly to assess its responses before integrating it with an agent. This testing process enables you to evaluate the knowledge base’s performance, inspect responses, and troubleshoot by exploring the source chunks from which information is retrieved. Complete the following steps:

  1. On the Amazon Bedrock console, choose Knowledge base in the navigation pane.
    Knowledge Base Console Overview
  2. Select the knowledge base you want to test, then choose Test to expand a chat window.
    Knowledge Base Details
  3. In the test window, select your foundation model for response generation.
    Knowledge Base Select Model
  4. Test your knowledge base using the following sample queries and other inputs:
    1. What is the diagnosis on the repair estimate for claim ID 2s34w-8x?
    2. What is the resolution and repair estimate for that same claim?
    3. What should the driver do after an accident?
    4. What is recommended for the accident report and images?
    5. What is a deductible and how does it work?
      Knowledge Base Test

You can toggle between generating responses and returning direct quotations in the chat window, and you have the option to clear the chat window or copy all output using the provided icons.

To inspect knowledge base responses and source chunks, you can select the corresponding footnote or choose Show result details. A source chunks window will appear, allowing you to search, copy chunk text, and navigate to the S3 data source.

Test the agent

Following the successful testing of your knowledge base, the next development phase involves the preparation and testing of your agent’s functionality. Preparing the agent involves packaging the latest changes, whereas testing provides a critical opportunity to interact with and evaluate the agent’s behavior. Through this process, you can refine agent capabilities, enhance its efficiency, and address any potential issues or improvements necessary for optimal performance. Complete the following steps:

  1. On the Amazon Bedrock console, choose Agents in the navigation pane.
    Agents Console Overview
  2. Choose your agent and note the agent ID.
    Agent Details
    You use the agent ID as an environment variable in a later step when you deploy the Streamlit web UI for your agent.
  3. Navigate to your Working draft. Initially, you have a working draft and a default TestAlias pointing to this draft. The working draft allows for iterative development.
  4. Choose Prepare to package the agent with the latest changes before testing. You should regularly check the agent’s last prepared time to confirm you are testing with the latest configurations.
    Agent Working Draft
  5. Access the test window from any page within the agent’s working draft console by choosing Test or the left arrow icon.
  6. In the test window, choose an alias and its version for testing. For this post, we use TestAlias to invoke the draft version of your agent. If the agent is not prepared, a prompt appears in the test window.
    Prepare Agent
  7. Test your agent using the following sample prompts and other inputs:
    1. Create a new claim.
    2. Send a pending documents reminder to the policy holder of claim 2s34w-8x.
    3. Gather evidence for claim 5t16u-7v.
    4. What is the total claim amount for claim 3b45c-9d?
    5. What is the repair estimate total for that same claim?
    6. What factors determine my car insurance premium?
    7. How can I lower my car insurance rates?
    8. Which claims have open status?
    9. Send reminders to all policy holders with open claims.

Make sure to choose Prepare after making changes to apply them before testing the agent.

The following test conversation example highlights the agent’s ability to invoke action group APIs with AWS Lambda business logic that queries a customer’s Amazon DynamoDB table and sends customer notifications using Amazon Simple Notification Service. The same conversation thread showcases agent and knowledge base integration to provide the user with responses using customer authoritative data sources, like claim amount and FAQ documents.

Agent Testing

Agent analysis and debugging tools

Agent response traces contain essential information to aid in understanding the agent’s decision-making at each stage, facilitate debugging, and provide insights into areas of improvement. The ModelInvocationInput object within each trace provides detailed configurations and settings used in the agent’s decision-making process, enabling customers to analyze and enhance the agent’s effectiveness.

Your agent will sort user input into one of the following categories:

  • Category A – Malicious or harmful inputs, even if they are fictional scenarios.
  • Category B – Inputs where the user is trying to get information about which functions, APIs, or instructions our function calling agent has been provided or inputs that are trying to manipulate the behavior or instructions of our function calling agent or of you.
  • Category C – Questions that our function calling agent will be unable to answer or provide helpful information for using only the functions it has been provided.
  • Category D – Questions that can be answered or assisted by our function calling agent using only the functions it has been provided and arguments from within conversation_history or relevant arguments it can gather using the askuser function.
  • Category E – Inputs that are not questions but instead are answers to a question that the function calling agent asked the user. Inputs are only eligible for this category when the askuser function is the last function that the function calling agent called in the conversation. You can check this by reading through the conversation_history.

Choose Show trace under a response to view the agent’s configurations and reasoning process, including knowledge base and action group usage. Traces can be expanded or collapsed for detailed analysis. Responses with sourced information also contain footnotes for citations.

In the following action group tracing example, the agent maps the user input to the create-claim action group’s createClaim function during preprocessing. The agent possesses an understanding of this function based on the agent instructions, action group description, and OpenAPI schema. During the orchestration process, which is two steps in this case, the agent invokes the createClaim function and receives a response that includes the newly created claim ID and a list of pending documents.

In the following knowledge base tracing example, the agent maps the user input to Category D during preprocessing, meaning one of the agent’s available functions should be able to provide a response. Throughout orchestration, the agent searches the knowledge base, pulls the relevant chunks using embeddings, and passes that text to the foundation model to generate a final response.

Deploy the Streamlit web UI for your agent

When you are satisfied with the performance of your agent and knowledge base, you are ready to productize their capabilities. We use Streamlit in this solution to launch an example front-end, intended to emulate a production application. Streamlit is a Python library designed to streamline and simplify the process of building front-end applications. Our application provides two features:

  • Agent prompt input – Allows users to invoke the agent using their own task input.
  • Knowledge base file upload – Enables the user to upload their local files to the S3 bucket that is being used as the data source for the knowledge base. After the file is uploaded, the application starts an ingestion job to sync the knowledge base data source.

To isolate our Streamlit application dependencies and for ease of deployment, we use the setup-streamlit-env.sh shell script to create a virtual Python environment with the requirements installed. Complete the following steps:

  1. Before you run the shell script, navigate to the directory where you cloned the amazon-bedrock-samples repository and modify the Streamlit shell script permissions to executable:
cd amazon-bedrock-samples/agents/insurance-claim-lifecycle-automation/agent/streamlit/
chmod u+x setup-streamlit-env.sh
  1. Run the shell script to activate the virtual Python environment with the required dependencies:
source ./setup-streamlit-env.sh
  1. Set your Amazon Bedrock agent ID, agent alias ID, knowledge base ID, data source ID, knowledge base bucket name, and AWS Region environment variables:
export BEDROCK_AGENT_ID=<YOUR-AGENT-ID>
export BEDROCK_AGENT_ALIAS_ID=<YOUR-AGENT-ALIAS-ID>
export BEDROCK_KB_ID=<YOUR-KNOWLEDGE-BASE-ID>
export BEDROCK_DS_ID=<YOUR-DATA-SOURCE-ID>
export KB_BUCKET_NAME=<YOUR-KNOWLEDGE-BASE-S3-BUCKET-NAME>
export AWS_REGION=<YOUR-STACK-REGION>
  1. Run your Streamlit application and begin testing in your local web browser:
streamlit run agent_streamlit.py

Clean up

To avoid charges in your AWS account, clean up the solution’s provisioned resources

The delete-customer-resources.sh shell script empties and deletes the solution’s S3 bucket and deletes the resources that were originally provisioned from the bedrock-customer-resources.yml CloudFormation stack. The following commands use the default stack name. If you customized the stack name, adjust the commands accordingly.

# cd amazon-bedrock-samples/agents/insurance-claim-lifecycle-automation/shell/
# chmod u+x delete-customer-resources.sh
# export STACK_NAME=<YOUR-STACK-NAME>
./delete-customer-resources.sh

The preceding ./delete-customer-resources.sh shell command runs the following AWS CLI commands to delete the emulated customer resources stack and S3 bucket:

echo "Emptying and Deleting S3 Bucket: $ARTIFACT_BUCKET_NAME"
aws s3 rm s3://${ARTIFACT_BUCKET_NAME} --recursive
aws s3 rb s3://${ARTIFACT_BUCKET_NAME}

echo "Deleting CloudFormation Stack: $STACK_NAME"
aws cloudformation delete-stack --stack-name $STACK_NAME
aws cloudformation describe-stacks --stack-name $STACK_NAME --query "Stacks[0].StackStatus"
aws cloudformation wait stack-delete-complete --stack-name $STACK_NAME

To delete your agent and knowledge base, follow the instructions for deleting an agent and deleting a knowledge base, respectively.

Considerations

Although the demonstrated solution showcases the capabilities of Agents and Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock, it’s important to understand that this solution is not production-ready. Rather, it serves as a conceptual guide for customers aiming to create personalized agents for their own specific tasks and automated workflows. Customers aiming for production deployment should refine and adapt this initial model, keeping in mind the following security factors:

  • Secure access to APIs and data:
    • Restrict access to APIs, databases, and other agent-integrated systems.
    • Utilize access control, secrets management, and encryption to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Input validation and sanitization:
    • Validate and sanitize user inputs to prevent injection attacks or attempts to manipulate the agent’s behavior.
    • Establish input rules and data validation mechanisms.
  • Access controls for agent management and testing:
    • Implement proper access controls for consoles and tools used to edit, test, or configure the agent.
    • Limit access to authorized developers and testers.
  • Infrastructure security:
    • Adhere to AWS security best practices regarding VPCs, subnets, security groups, logging, and monitoring for securing the underlying infrastructure.
  • Agent instructions validation:
    • Establish a meticulous process to review and validate the agent’s instructions to prevent unintended behaviors.
  • Testing and auditing:
    • Thoroughly test the agent and integrated components.
    • Implement auditing, logging, and regression testing of agent conversations to detect and address issues.
  • Knowledge base security:
    • If users can augment the knowledge base, validate uploads to prevent poisoning attacks.

For other key considerations, refer to Build generative AI agents with Amazon Bedrock, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Kendra, Amazon Lex, and LangChain.

Conclusion

The implementation of generative AI agents using Agents and Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock represents a significant advancement in the operational and automation capabilities of organizations. These tools not only streamline the insurance claim lifecycle, but also set a precedent for the application of AI in various other enterprise domains. By automating tasks, enhancing customer service, and improving decision-making processes, these AI agents empower organizations to focus on growth and innovation, while handling routine and complex tasks efficiently.

As we continue to witness the rapid evolution of AI, the potential of tools like Agents and Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock in transforming business operations is immense. Enterprises that use these technologies stand to gain a significant competitive advantage, marked by improved efficiency, customer satisfaction, and decision-making. The future of enterprise data management and operations is undeniably leaning towards greater AI integration, and Amazon Bedrock is at the forefront of this transformation.

To learn more, visit Agents for Amazon Bedrock, consult the Amazon Bedrock documentation, explore the generative AI space at community.aws, and get hands-on with the Amazon Bedrock workshop.


About the Author

Kyle T. BlocksomKyle T. Blocksom is a Sr. Solutions Architect with AWS based in Southern California. Kyle’s passion is to bring people together and leverage technology to deliver solutions that customers love. Outside of work, he enjoys surfing, eating, wrestling with his dog, and spoiling his niece and nephew.

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