Amazon opens up its product recommendation tech to all

Amazon isn’t the form to open source its machine learning software — Google released Tensorflow late last year — but the company believes it has more to offer than its rival. The company says DSSTNE excels when it has less data to work with, scales better across multiple machines and is easier to deploy. It also claims its AI can solve recommendation problems and perform natural language understanding tasks two times faster than Google’s library. In recent years, many of the world’s biggest technology companies have invested heavily in machine learning. Google uses its AI to index your photos and improve the quality of its translations, while Facebook is exploring how to find deeper meaning in your News Feed. With help from external sources, Amazon wants to improve the quality…


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