Curating the Curators

There's a common trade-off between things done by humans and things done by algorithms: humans often have better judgment, but they're slow and thus expensive at scale; while algorithms are the opposite. This trade-off applies very much in recommendation: is it better to let a machine help you decide what to read (or watch, or listen to, or buy...), or should you seek manually curated suggestions?

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