David @graus provides compelling scientific evidence that the filter bubble, if it exists at all, benefits diversity more than it hurts diversity.

researcher in NL or B (or keen on visiting Amsterdam):

Better register soon: dir2019.nl may run out of capacity, so if you are not quick...

Cross-posting from Linked-in.
/cc @dpg

Enjoyed giving a lecture on "Bias in Recommendations" at the SIKS Course "Advances in Information Retrieval," where I explained a bit about our challenges in working with implicit feedback (clicks), and was happy to discover Thorsten Joachims' seminal paper on implicit feedback late yesterday evening in preparation of these slides 😉!

Slides:
graus.nu/blog/bias-in-recommen

Ref:
cs.cornell.edu/people/tj/publi

The former ILPS gang taking over medialand in NL, ready at the balcony for the livestream 🍿

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