An algorithm that optimizes for avoiding ennui (Ep. 416)

What if you built a recommendation engine optimized for users' health, not their watch time?

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We chat with Guillaume Clement, Chief Operating Officer of the video platform Daily Motion, about the journey from program director, to VP of Engineering, to CTO, and finally, COO. Clement also reveals some hard truths about the recommendation engines that guide our consumption of digital content and Daily Motion's plans to build a system optimized for user's health, not their watch time.

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Episode Notes

You can learn more about Clement's career at his LinkedIn and on Twitter for anyone who speaks French.

You can learn more about Daily Motion here and check out the roles they are hiring for here.

You can find Cassidy Williams on Twitter and at her website.

You can find Ceora Ford on Twitter and her website.

Our Lifeboat badge winner of the week is Swati Kiran, who helped solve an error causing permission problems in an angular app.


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