Are You Still Watching? How Netflix Uses AI to Find Your Next Binge-Worthy Show

| June 1, 2018

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Hollywood is no stranger to AI. Consider its role in movies such as Ex Machina and Blade Runner. Or in the popular HBO series Westworld.But while AI may play a leading role in the entertainment industry’s depictions of the future on screen, it’s already starring in entertainment behind the scenes, thanks to Netflix.Justin Basilico, research and engineering director at Netflix, stopped by NVIDIA’s AI Podcast to talk about how the streaming company applies deep learning to keep subscribers like us engaged.“What we saw in … some of our own experiences internally at Netflix was that the typical deep learning approaches apply to the traditional recommendation system problem,” Basilico said in a conversation with AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz. “It wasn’t until recently in the past few years that really there’s kind of a paradigm shift where people are really starting to see the attraction in using [recommendations for deep learning].”

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