Netflix Is Building an Artificial Brain Using Amazon’s Cloud

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    Feb 20, 2014 9:54 PM GMT
    http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/02/netflix-deep-learning/?mbid=nl_wired_02182014

    Nothing beats a movie recommendation from a friend who knows your tastes. At least not yet. Netflix wants to change that, aiming to build an online recommendation engine that outperforms even your closest friends.

    The online movie and TV outfit once sponsored what it called the Netflix Prize, asking the world’s data scientists to build new algorithms that could better predict what movies and shows you want to see. And though this certainly advanced the state of the art, Netflix is now exploring yet another leap forward. In an effort to further hone its recommendation engine, the company is delving into “deep learning,” a branch of artificial intelligence that seeks to solve particularly hard problems using computer systems that mimic the structure and behavior of the human brain. The company details these efforts in a recent blog post.
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    Feb 20, 2014 11:52 PM GMT
    lol to bad they'll never see any profit from it, the numbers don't work/ The assumption that Netflix made, and "investors" have accepted, is that someone else will eat the their operating expenses.
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    Feb 24, 2014 4:42 AM GMT
    Lol, so less reasons to talk with friends xD yay?
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    Feb 24, 2014 6:24 AM GMT
    i dont have time to google it, but i think there was a topic on the need for "disruption" in the system of prediction...otherwise you get into an ever declining bubble where there is nothing to watch.
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    Feb 24, 2014 11:46 PM GMT
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