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How to watch Disney on Google smart displays

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Have you heard the good news? Disney is available to stream on Google smart displays, just like many other popular streaming services including Netflix and Hulu. Technically you've always been able to watch Disney on a Google smart display (like the Nest Hub Max) by casting from another device, but that's not quite as smooth as calling out, "Hey Google, play Hamilton on Disney ." With the new update, it's easier than ever to catch up on all of your favorite movies and more when your Disney account is connected to a Google smart display--all you have to do is ask. Here's how to watch Disney using your Google-enabled smart display.

Netflix is developing a live-action 'Assassin's Creed' series with Ubisoft


Sharpen your hidden blades and pull up your hoods: Ubisoft and Netflix announced that a live-action Assassin's Creed series is officially in development. The TV show does not currently have a title or a showrunner, but Ubisoft Film & Television head Jason Altman and director Danielle Kreinik will executive produce the project. Netflix's @NXOnNetflix Twitter account, which covers the service's science-fiction and fantasy titles, tweeted the news with an animated teaser putting the Netflix symbol in the center of the classic Assassin's "A." Whispers of an Assassin's Creed collaboration between Netflix and Ubisoft have been around since 2016, when Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced that the game company was in talks with the streaming service on an unnamed, but potentially Assassin-y project. That announcement came shortly before the live-action Assassin's Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender took a leap of faith and missed the haystack in late 2016, becoming one of the worst reviewed movies of the year (it has 18% on Rotten Tomatoes to this day) and dampening fan faith in Ubisoft's ability to pull off an Assassin story in a non-game format. In 2017, Castlevania producer Adi Shankar confirmed that Ubisoft tapped him to produce an Assassin's Creed anime, but did not confirm at the time if that project was for Netflix specifically.

Microsoft partners Netflix to help you learn data science, AI


Inspired by the new Netflix original titled'Over the Moon', Microsoft has launched three new modules that guide learners through beginning concepts in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). The new Explore Space with "Over the Moon" learning path includes three modules: planning a Moon mission using the Python Pandas Library, predicting meteor showers using Python and VC Code and using AI to recognise objects in images using Azure Custom Vision. "Like the hero Fei Fei, use data to plan your own mission to the moon. Ensure your rocket can not only get you there, but also bring you and all your moon rocks safely back to Earth. Analyse and visualize datasets with common data cleansing practices," Microsoft said in a statement on Friday.

Recommendation System Tutorial with Python using Collaborative Filtering


A recommendation system generates a compiled list of items in which a user might be interested, in the reciprocity of their current selection of item(s). It expands users' suggestions without any disturbance or monotony, and it does not recommend items that the user already knows. For instance, the Netflix recommendation system offers recommendations by matching and searching similar users' habits and suggesting movies that share characteristics with films that users have rated highly. In this tutorial, we will dive into building a recommendation system for Netflix. This tutorial's code is available on Github and its full implementation as well on Google Colab.

Is Artificial Intelligence Controlling What You Stream on Netflix, Hulu?


Jesus Diaz wrote the following for Fast Company: "I don't care how efficient the company says the algorithm is -- from my personal experience, it doesn't work. A machine can never fully replace personal taste and exploration based on human interaction." He continued in the op-ed: "We're sick of algorithms telling us where to go, who to listen to, and what to watch. Your machine predicts a 98% chance that I would like to watch Frozen. In fact, I have yet to find an instance of any algorithm surprising me with a smart suggestion."

Is Artificial Intelligence Controlling What You Stream on Netflix, Hulu? – ThomasNet News


Sign up here to get the day's top stories delivered straight to your inbox. The routine is familiar now. Off from the day, lounging on a couch, ice cream at the ready, the remote or mouse clicks onto the preferred streaming site, perhaps to watch the show everyone is talking about or to be reacquainted with an old favorite. Streaming television and movie services are so deeply ingrained in the quotidian now, binge-watching is a common weekend activity and there are colloquial dating terms that invoke them -- "Netflix and chill." People log onto Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services at all times of the day: during their commute; in the morning while getting ready; and when curling up at night.

Google Assistant can control Disney on Google smart displays


You can now use Google Assistant voice controls to navigate Disney content on smart displays like Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. To use the feature, you'll have to link your Disney subscription to your Google Home or Assistant app. Then, just say something like "Hey Google, play The Mandalorian," to stream content. From the start, Disney has been available on Google Assistant smart displays like Nest Hub. You can already use Assistant to play Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access and HBO content, so it only makes sense that the same feature would be available for Disney .

Using A Neural Network to Recommend Shows on Netflix


There is nothing more agonizing than starting something on Netflix and realizing 20 minutes in that you aren't interested. In this project, I tried taking matters into my own hands by calculating a probability that I will finish a show given certain show characteristics. Being able to sleep at 2am and roll out of bed at 9am for work hasn't been great for my productivity from an active standpoint. Once upon a time, I actually enjoyed walking 30 minutes to the Caltrain station and back every weekday. The only consolation for my slow descend into complete and utter languidness is how productive I have been pushing through Netflix originals. A combination of having nothing left to watch and deciding to be slightly more productive with my time encouraged me to try my hand at using neural networks to predict what I should watch next.

The Morning After: Netflix queues up some free samples


What do you really need from an alarm clock? Smart displays can be a little extreme to sit by your bedside, but having something that syncs nicely with your phone doesn't hurt. Now Lenovo has followed last year's Google Assistant-connected Smart Clock with this few-frills Smart Clock Essential. As Cherlynn Low points out, its four-inch display doesn't just tell the time, it also shows the current weather and temperature, along with your alarms and other status indicators. Of course, it has microphones for "OK, Google" voice commands, and a three-watt speaker to make sure Mat's voice comes through clearly every morning.