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Deep learning is already mainstream

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While I was scrolling on Twitter. I saw a tweet showing the word "deep learning" is plateauing on google trends. Then Yann LeCun replied that it's simply deep learning because become more normal. This reminds me of a previous blog post that I wrote. Talking about how good tech is like good design.


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

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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

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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.


The BEST Amazon own device deals to buy this Prime Day 2020

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Prime Day 2020 is now underway, with thousands of deals available across the site, and as always, some of the best discounts can be found on Amazon own devices. The mega-site is kicking off the shopping extravaganza with a host of incredible deals, including top savings on the popular Echo Dot 3rd Gen, Echo Show 5 and Kindle. Whether you're shopping for Christmas or treating yourself, now is a great time to buy. Discounts will continue for just 48 hours up until October 14, so to ensure you don't miss a deal we've scoured the site and selected the very best savings on Amazon devices right now. Now £39.99 (that's a saving of £40), the Echo Show 5 is its lowest price in this Prime Day deal.


Chromecast with Google TV review: What a difference a remote makes

Engadget

The original Chromecast that debuted in 2013 was a simple $35 dongle. But it was still notable, providing a cheap way to make any TV "smart." Things have changed a lot since then, however. Not only do a lot of TVs now come with built-in apps, Roku and Amazon developed their own streaming sticks over the years -- both of which have remote controls and visual menus for easy navigation. Google's Chromecast soon seemed outdated by comparison.


Algorithms of Social Manipulation - KDnuggets

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Do you know how your apps work? Are you aware of what tech companies are doing in the back with your data? And what's more revealing: do you know which of your action are actually influenced by those apps? When you take a trip with Uber, buy stuff on Amazon, or watch a movie on Netflix: when are you consciously deciding and when are you being heavily influenced? Tech companies are not passively observing your behavior and acting as a consequence: they are influencing your behavior, so you become more predictable.


Chromecast with Google TV review: A step forward for streaming

PCWorld

At its best, the Chromecast with Google TV represents how streaming is supposed to work. You shouldn't have to sift through a dozen apps--Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney, HBO Max, and so on--just to figure out what to watch. Everything should instead be accessible from one menu that acts as a universal guide to streaming. Google's new $50 4K streaming dongle tries to deliver on that ideal. But because the new Chromecast often works so well, it's all the more glaring when it doesn't.


15 cord-cutting tips for the new Chromecast with Google TV

PCWorld

At its core, the new Chromecast with Google TV is an attempt to simplify streaming. Rather than just presenting you with an app launcher for streaming services, the $50 streaming dongle tries to aggregate each service's movies and TV shows into one easy-to-use menu. Beyond that slick veneer, you'll also find lots of powerful features to make the most of your TV viewing. During setup, you should've gotten a question about which streaming services you use. The selections you made then will dictate which services recommend content to watch on the Google TV home screen.


Tensorflow Releases New Package For Recommendation Systems: TFRS

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From Amazon to Netflix to Pinterest, recommendation systems are the cornerstone of a majority of the modern-day billion-dollar industries. However, building recommender systems is not a straightforward task. What if we can build them in a few lines? Dropping the nitty-gritty details and concentrating on implementing algorithms with more ease is what any data scientist would like to get their hands on. Abstraction is a common trait amongst popular machine learning libraries or frameworks like TensorFlow.


The unexpected ways AI will change your life – without you even noticing

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The Daily Star's FREE newsletter is spectacular! Humanity is constantly being warned of the danger Artificial Intelligence poses to us. Prominent figures such as Steven Hawking and Elon Musk have expressed fears that self-aware machines of the future will see humanity as irrelevant, even unnecessary. But many people don't realise that AI is already with us, and far from planning to take over the world it's making itself useful in dozens of different ways. For example, it is already helping thousands of people with their love lives.