What are your top ten favorite movies of all time? This is a very difficult question. But why?
In February 2014, I gave a talk explaining the challenges of measuring how much we like movies, books, songs, or products; combining insights from diverse sources like the Netflix Prize, Duncan Watts' social experiments, or the beginnings of Facebook. The better we get at measuring and ranking levels of enjoyment, the better we can customize websites, sort search results, find other people with similar tastes, and recommend products, so can we overcome these challenges? Drumroll... Yes, we can, with Bayesian ranking algorithms.
I made the Movie versus Movie web app as a proof of concept for the ideas I explain in the talk. Now you can find out your top ten favorite movies as well.