The Human Side of Netflix’s Matching Algorithm

TV Remote ControlI have written a lot about Netflix’s matching algorithm, dubbed “Cinematch” by the founding team. I did not know the company still uses humans to tag and rate aspects of movies and TV shows. It’s kind of amazing that they have figured out how to make human-generated ratings consistent enough to incorporate into the movie matching system. The original algorithm groups viewers into “neighborhoods” to share movies among people of similar tastes. I would definitely love to have this job!

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