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Amazon Is Building a Video Empire to Crush All Rivals

Amazon is a rather unique public company. Rather than redirect its profits (when there are profits) to shareholders, its founder and president Jeff Bezos famously prefers to re-invest its huge cash inflows into furthering the business and taking bets on the future. One of Amazon’s biggest bets is video. This year, the company is likely […]

Will AI Power the Next Leap in Video Compression?

Artificial intelligence’s (AI) role in the digital content economy isn’t merely confined to better anticipating what TV series you’d like to binge watch next. It’s increasingly being brought to bear to solve a more challenging (and equally long-standing) technical problem: how to shave off bits from a video file without fatally compromising quality. While the […]

The Digital Content Economy’s AI Revolution

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been much in the news of late. The bankruptcy law firm of Baker & Hostetler recently hired an “AI lawyer” based on IBM’s Jeopardy!-winning Watson to tackle legal research, the messaging service Slack is training AI bots to be virtual office assistants, and Google’s DeepMind AI recently bested a human in […]