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Blip: algo’s got rhythm at last!

[ by Charles Cameron — a qualit with little time for quants making another graceful retraction ]

I haven’t been too convinced that algorithms were good at understanding my interests — remember that ad for “bold” Christian shirts (and babe) some fool code placed on Islamic Awakening — a site I was visiting to read up on Awlaqi?

Well, those algos are improving… Here’s what YouTube thinks I might want to listen to next, hot from the digital presses…


Turing Test: check!

I’d say YouTube’s algorithm has finally figured out — at least momentarily — the basics of who I am.

2 Responses to “Blip: algo’s got rhythm at last!”

  1. Grurray Says:

    When does the Hipbonegamer Algo come online?
    We’ve been enjoying Harry Christopher and the Sixteen based on your serendipitous recommendation.
    Thanks again

  2. Charles Cameron Says:

    Hi Grurray:
    Thanks — Though I love Handel, I love Bach even more, and his B Minor Mass has been a lodestone since I was about 15.  Imagine my surprise when I came across this version:

    The music is superb — the accompanying imagery decidedly unexpected.
    Don’t even begin to ask me why…

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