The window of machine curation is closing ➜

For a long time machine curation felt like the future, but now I think the window of pure machine curation is closing. To the extent that search will still be useful, it’ll be useful for searching human-whitelisted content. […] This is good news for human experts like editors and librarians, who have been treated as obsolete by the tech community for decades. Remember librarians? They’re still around, and their work is more valuable than ever.

Jim Stormdancer on how machine learning will decimate search engines as we know them