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.
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.
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.