Reply to post: Re: Has anyone else noticed that these reccomendation algos are basically cancer?

YouTube's pedo problem is so bad, it just switched off comments on millions of vids of small kids to stem the tide of vileness

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Re: Has anyone else noticed that these reccomendation algos are basically cancer?

Yet at the same time, these algorithms can be incredibly useful.

If you are trying to find information on a particular topic, or product, or construction technique, or scientific principle, they can be invaluable for sorting through hundreds of millions of videos uploaded without library classification codes, standard subject headings, or systematic titles.

This seems a lot about whining that fire can burn your fingers, while forgetting about winter heating, wilderness survival, or cooking food.

The fact that a tool like an axe, knife, computer, or electricity can do bad things does not mean that it does not have other useful roles... even if you personally do not care about those in the 'moment of indignation'.

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