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Essay competition – The illusion of choice: could recommendation algorithms be the end of free will?

Educational carrier website 365 Data Science has announced its 2019 scholarship competition. The author of the best essay will receive $1000, while 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded $300, respectively $200. The deadline for submissions is April 28, 2019.

Amazon suggests what you should buy; Netflix suggests what you should watch; Google suggests what you should search; Facebook suggests who you should connect with. Recommendation algorithms are everywhere, and they are based on your online behavior. 

“We believe this topic is something that needs to be discussed, especially by the generation who have grown up with the algorithms and who will be the ones likely to shape them in the future”, says the announcement.

The best essay will be published on the 365 Data Science website and on other media platforms. The complete announcement in English can be found HERE.

Good luck!

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