“Genius” iTunes Recommender September 10, 2008Posted by Andre Vellino in Collaborative filtering, Recommender service.
Thanks to Paul Lamere for a nice review of iTune’s new Genius music recommender. Some highlights:
…iTunes recommendations seem to be rather run-of-the-mill collaborative filtering recommendations based upon the wisdom of the crowds
… recommendations seem to be artist-based and not album or track-based.
… the Genius just picks tracks from similar artists regardless of how well the track is representative for the artist
The iTunes Genius is just a run-of-the-mill collaborative filtering recommender …. There’s no transparency in the recommendations like at Pandora. – the Genius just gives rather pedestrian recommendations and playlists.