Have you got Prince Albert in a can? Now, you've got Pete Tong in a phone. Photo (>CC-BY-ND) Messy Cupcakes Photography.

Music Recommendations, Man or Machine? In Pete Tong App, a Bit of Both

It probably doesn’t occupy the daily thoughts of normal people, this question of how music recommendations will work in the future. But go to trendy “future of music” conferences and panels and the like, and you’ll hear from countless prognosticators consumed by the dilemma. Many of the solutions amount to clever algorithms, machine solutions to working out what you’re hearing and what you might like. It’s no surprise in this era of data mining and search engines and endless connected choice, but it might make you wonder if there’s a place for the humans. Enter Pete Tong – the legendary …

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