How To Recommend Movies (and Win $1 million)
It was like the machine learning world's version of "American Idol" Monday in New York: A seven-man multinational group dubbed BellKor's Pragmatic Chaos was awarded $1 million by Netflix (NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings as the winners of the Netflix Prize.
Cooked up three years ago by Hastings, the Netflix Prize challenged all comers to improve the recommendation technology used by the online movie rental MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Sep 21, 2009 10:15 AM ET
Finally, a Powerpoint presentation worth reading
It isn't often that I get convinced to read through a slide deck 128 images long. But after the fourth startup CEO, in this case Jonathan Sposato, CEO of online photo-editing service Picnik brought it to my attention; I sat down to give "Reference Guide on our Freedom & Responsibility Culture" a gander.
The slide deck, which can be found here, contains the distilled thinking of MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Aug 26, 2009 7:27 AM ET
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