What Does it Mean to Give Someone What They Want? The Nature of Preferences in Recommender Systems

12 Mar 2022

On March 11, Jonathan Stray, along with Luke Thorburn and Pri Bengani, published an article on Medium diving into the idea of “preferences”. The post explains that watching someone’s choices cannot tell us what they want, or what is best from them. CHAI’s Michael Dennis, Smitha Milli, Adam Gleave, and Micah Carroll also provided feedback during the development of the article.