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Netflix's New Encoding Method Uses A.I. for Scene-Specific Compression

3/07/2017 9:15 PM Eastern
Netflix will soon roll out Dynamic Optimizer, a video encoding method that uses A.I. to compress video based on the specifics of a given scene. The new technology will specifically help those in emerging markets who are watching shows on their mobile devices.

Explains ETCentric, "Netflix partnered with the University of Southern California and the University of Nantes to create the new technology. Participants rated the image quality of thousands of shots, and the data helped train the AI. The AI optimizes each scene, so that colorful, action-packed sequences get more bandwidth than the lingering shots."

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