HBO Debuts “Recommended By Humans” Program and It’s a New Kind of Algorithm

Collider | 8/6/2019 | Allie Gemmill
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HBO is here to make us forget all about algorithms with a new program they’re rolling out called “Recommended by Humans.” As the name suggests, the program features the viewing recommendations of Regular Joes and Janes like us who tune in to watch hot HBO fare like Big Little Lies, Ballers, and Silicon Valley.

The “Recommended by Humans” program can be accessed at If you click through, you’re able to click around the canvas and see various videos featuring testimonials from real people who are singing the praises of an HBO series they love. Participants Jacqueline and Dylan are ready to sing the praises of Succession (which you might actually want to tune into because season 2 is airing on August 11) while Chanese is going to tell you all about Curb Your Enthusiasm and Nadine wants to get you hooked on True Blood. There is something for everybody and HBO’s new program is ready to prove it. In addition to the 36 videos provided, you can also browse the 150 tweet recommendations, too.

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