Wired have written a report on the closure of Firefly.com next week by Microsoft. Firefly was one of those innovative sites that first got me interested in the intelligent agents technology and it's a real shame to see it close. The logic behind the Firefly was flawless: to learn from it's users by understanding their musical likes and dislikes. It could use that information to recommend music to new users and the more users it had, the more accurate it's recommendations would be.
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