Monday, September 17, 2007

A predictive statistical model of compatibility


Super Crunchers
Ian Ayres


There is a new wave of prediction that utilises the wisdom of crowds in a way that goes beyond conscious preferences, says Ian Ayres in ‘Super Crunchers’ ( http://www.johnmurray.co.uk/). It is eHarmony, the discovery of a new wisdom of crowds through Super Crunching. How does it work? “Unlike traditional dating services that solicit and match people based on their conscious and articulated preferences, eHarmony tries to find out what kind of person you are and then matches you with others who the data say are most compatible.”

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