Netflix explains how it uses AI to sell you on a show

  • December 12, 2020
If Netflix’s decisions on marketing its hundreds of original shows seem highly calculated… that’s probably because they were. Netflix has outlined how it uses AI to market shows and predict their success in ways that conventional box office numbers…

Google used a 64-camera rig to train its portrait lighting AI

  • December 12, 2020
Google’s Portrait Light feature can make some of your more mediocre photos look a lot better by giving you a way to change their lighting direction and intensity. The tech giant launched the AI-based lighting feature in September for the Pixel 4a 5G…

Smart fabric can recognize the food you put on the table

  • October 25, 2020
Wouldn’t it be helpful if a food tracking or recipe app could determine what you’re eating just by detecting what’s on your table? You might get your wish. Researchers at Microsoft and multiple universities have developed Capacitivo, a smart fabric s…

Google Search will help you identify that song stuck in your head

  • October 15, 2020
Over a billion people every day use Google Search, the company said. Despite having worked on the software for more than 20 years, every day there are 15 percent of queries that Google has never seen before. To keep up with the constantly changing qu…

Google Photos for Android has a powerful new editor

  • September 30, 2020
Android’s machine learning renaissance is coming to the Photos app, company executives announced during Wednesday’s gloriously brief Pixel 5 live stream event.To start, Google plans to augment its already useful image auto-enhance feature with machin…