They're Working On It

Back in March of this year, I wrote a short little post about the wackiness inherent in the Netflix Recommendation System.

My friend Jason directed me to this article in the New York Times.  It talks about a $1,000,000 contest being held by Netflix to improve its recommendation system by 10%.

The problem?  NAPOLEON DYNAMITE.  Check out this incredibly entertaining article about how a little independent comedy has completely screwed up any sort of reliable predictive accuracy.

We live in a wonderful world, friends.  Wonderful.