Recommendation systems are a blessing and a curse. I wrote a thing about how they work, a 'dark' usage pattern employed by social media and how important it is to get your information from a range of sources https://brainsteam.co.uk/2020/09/04/dark-recommendation-engines-algorithmic-curation-as-part-of-a-healthy-information-diet/ #machinelearning #ethics
"Where's the ML model you promised us James?"
*dives into smeg*
"Hmm... these lot aren't very good"
and I'm sorry but there is very little that a man who has overseen crisis-after-crisis and embarassing u-turns a-plenty can tell me about how to manage my team. If I hid from my clients in a fridge I wouldn't have many clients.
If you're interested in digital rights then I'd highly recommend having a look at Cory Doctorow's latest work on dismantling surveilance capitalism https://onezero.medium.com/amp/p/8135e6744d59?__twitter_impression=true
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