Amazon's New Cloud-Fueled Web Browser Will Predict Your Browsing Habits


Another way the browser aims to speed things up is by predicting the future. Silk uses machine learning to predict browsing patterns and pre-load pages that the user is likely to request next. Just as Amazon can guess which books and other products you'll be interested in, it can also figure out which pages you're likely to navigate to on the Web.

"The browser observes aggregate user behavior across a large number of sites," said Jon Jenkins, Silk's director of software development. "For instance, we might notice that people who view the New York Times homepage, often go to the New York Times business page afterwards. Our browser is capable of detecting these aggregate user behavior patterns and actually requesting the next page you're likely to need before you even know you need it."

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