artificial intelligence?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Tue Sep 2 19:41:35 CEST 2003


Istvan Albert wrote:
> 
> Arthur wrote:
> > We've noticed that customers who have purchased books by Mark Lutz often
> > enjoy the books of Sedi 200. So you might like to know that Sedi 200's
> > newest book, Earth's Core and Lower Mantle (Fluid Mechanics of Astrophysics
> > and Geophysics, V.11),
> > """
> >
> > Any theories on how the Amazon.com AI machine got this far off track?
> 
> Discovering so called "serendipitous" items, items that cannot
> be related with classical  methods (say content or author) yet
> are very desirable to the consumer is the holy
> grail of personalization. As the example above shows it
> can go totally gaga.

Why "gaga"?  Has anyone actually purchased "Earth's Core and Lower Mantle"?

It could be an absolutely un-put-downable book!

Maybe Amazon is *right*... ;-0

-Peter




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