Apple said this about discovering music: The Guardian Story on Apple Music
“You have to humanise it a bit, because it’s a real art to telling you what song comes next. Algorithms can’t do it alone. They’re very handy, and you can’t do something of this scale without ‘em, but you need a strong human element.” “Understanding that i have a lot of Latin music in my library doesn’t give me a great Cuban playlist,” adds Cue.
Quite honestly it is the same for TV and just because I like a ‘Chick Flic’ now and again does not mean that I want to watch all the ‘Chic Flics’ in the world now does it – Well the Algorithm thinks I do. VARIETY in TV, as in MUSIC, has always been my mantra – Variety is the Spice of Life.
Thank you famous Apple people for stating what I have been stating for years…It’s the ‘HUMAN’ factor that counts. ‘ALGORITHMS’ may have a place in our techie driven TV world but they should not be the only thing that determines anyone’s evening entertainment.