Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Netflix Prize

Hello readers, here we are again bringing you some good stories from the scientific world.

Now, we are going to introduce you to a rush that recently finished called the Netflix Prize. It consisted basically in a prize open to the public to see who get to design the most effective prediction algorithm.

The objective of having a competition to get the most efficient prediction algorithm was to apply it to the recommendation engine they have running in their site, and in doing so being able to recommend movies that the user might like in a more precise and effective way.

The winner team has been BellKor's Pragmatic Chaos which was a joint team leader by AT&T research.

Is good to see this good initiative in promoting the commercial development of algorithms.


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