The man-versus-machine debate is never-ending. But how well does raw data assess something as whimsically human as musical expression?
Online music services, which use data to decipher your preferences, would say: very well, thank you. And for the Grammy Awards, they put their data to the test.
Spotify, the on-demand streaming music service, applied the number of streams for each nominee to come up with its list.
"We are truly data driven," said Steve Savoca, Spotify's head of content. "That's just raw data. We're not manipulating...it's really just reflecting the interests of … Read more