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Netflix: Because you watched Star Trek, we think you might like Watership Down.
Me: In what possible way could those two things be correlated enough to warrant a recommendation?
Netflix: The algorithm says so, so it must be true.

· · brutaldon · 4 · 0 · 3

@alexbuzzbee I'd expect WD and ST:TOS have a near 100% overlap in '70s SF/F fandom. Probably much less for TNG and later.

@alexbuzzbee At this point I think a large part of Netflix's recommendations "algorithm" is to randomly suggest Netflix originals.

@alexbuzzbee I say again: GD SA ML AI is nonexplanatory knowledge.

It gives answers.

It *CANNOT* tell how it comes by them.

This ... ends poorly.

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