>Only difference being the decision should be in my favor instead of an advertiser.
Well articulated. Manipulating user decision in favor of an advertiser is easier because advertisers want just one outcome (conversion) where as individual decisions for a positive outcome might depend upon numerous variables and defining positive outcome itself would be a huge task.
Looking at where Machine Learning/Deep Learning tech is heading to, A digital assistant which can take real-time decisions for us could be inevitable. But those who have large swathes of data on us are usually into serving advertisements and so the problem of data collection to serve our own interests should be addressed first.