When Recommendation Systems Go Bad

Recommendation Systems have become an integral part of many businesses today. They have variety of applications. For example, on an e-commerce website like Amazon or Walmart, it would recommend you more relevant products to buy or in completely different setting they which would suggest you to add new people to your social network like that on Facebook or Twitter. Recommendation Systems are fueled and motivated by desire of Business growth and expansion. And just like other things backed by a desire to personal growth and earning profits, there is always a chance that it can cross ethical boundaries and act irresponsibly. Meetup.com organized a talk given by Evan Estola, one of the company’s senior Machine Learning Engineer, to discuss the scenarios when “Recommendation Systems go Bad.”  He talked about various…


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