Tag Archives: Algorithms

MIT Crowdsourcing Algorithm Competes With Google Search

Small business need-to-know and news-to-watch.

Excerpt:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a method to aggregate and organize fragmented information from across the Web, something Google has been working on for years  through a project called Knowledge Graph. MIT Sloan Professor Cynthia Rudin and colleagues Benjamin Letham and Katherine Heller developed the crowdsourcing algorithm to aggregate and process big data across Web sites, blogs and social sites, as well as automate the continuous cycle of entering a keyword to query information. Rubin said the algorithm competes directly with a Google product called Google Sets.

Read full article via MediaPost Publications MIT Crowdsourcing Algorithm Competes With Google Search 08/24/2012.

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Unraveling Google’s Recent Updates: Interview with Aaron Wall

Another important read today from the same source as prior post,  SEO, Google and Google’s algorithm changes.  If you don’t read more than one article today, read this one!

Excerpt: With so much confusion, speculation and overall discussion about recent Google algorithm updates, we turned to one of the sharpest minds in SEO for his seasoned take on things…

Aaron Wall, the founder of SEO Book, brings a perspective unique to (and often ahead of) our industry.

Read full article via Unraveling Google’s Recent Updates: Interview with Aaron Wall.  From Blue Glass

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Can an Algorithm Teach Leadership? – HBR IdeaCast – HBR

Well here is a different perspective…….interesting.  Certainly in today’s terminology.

Excerpt…..An interview with Marcus Buckingham, founder of TMBC and author of StandOut. For more, visit the HBR article Leadership Development in the Age of the Algorithm.

Download podcast here……..via Can an Algorithm Teach Leadership? – HBR IdeaCast – Harvard Business Review.

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In Process: Algorithms Control the World

Yikes!!……….. Please note……”already taking control”  Filed under news….and algorithms

Excerpt…….There will be no soothing HAL 9000-type voice informing us that our human services are now surplus to requirements.

In reality, our electronic overlords are already taking control, and they are doing it in a far more subtle way than science fiction would have us believe.

Read full article……via BBC News – When algorithms control the world.

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