Fun Fact Sunday: What if we let algorithms randomize our lives? How random is random?..
In this very cool talk Max Hawkins shares his experience when he let algorithms randomize his life for two years.
The speaker talks about his perfect routine in San Francisco when he was working as a software engineer at Google until he read a research paper on predictive analytics that made him question his choices. He decided to create an app that would randomly choose a place for him to go, taking him out of his comfort zone and into places he would not have gone otherwise. This led to him building several other experiments that involved randomness, such as a random YouTube video generator, random diet club, and a random Facebook event generator.