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The next evaluation breakthrough from online shopping?

Stanford Social Innovation Review, March 6, 2018 – “Collaborative filtering” might not be a widely recognizable term, but it’s what companies like Netflix and Amazon rely upon for recommending products to customers. These rating systems are an efficient and reliable way to break down difficult-to-analyze qualitative data. Ken Goldberg, a professor at UC Berkeley, headed a research team to see if collaborative filtering could be used for social good. CITRIS and the Banatao Institute’s Brandie Nonnecke and Eric Martin wrote about this phenomenon — and the potential for collaborative filtering to be used for social good — in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
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