YouTube Updates Content Recommendation Engine in iOS, Android Apps

YouTube beefed up the machine learning engine behind the content recommendations in its iOS and Android applications. Google vice president of YouTube product management Johanna Wright told CNET the improved recommendations engine is based on the same type of deep neural network technology Google uses to formulate its search results, adding: Delivering a personal recommendation engine that shows YouTube really understand you is our goal. We’re able to do this because Google has some of the best machine learning in the world. The home page of the iOS and Android apps was also redesigned to feature larger images, and Wright told CNET the new recommendation engine can turn up content that was uploaded less than one hour earlier, as well as new content from channels that users are subscribed to. She added: We’ve…


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