Monday, September 21, 2009

Netflix Winner Announced

Health transparency wise we have three great new projects each due to go live in the next 60 days or so, hence the lack of posts, just too much going on. However, I do like to talk about technology that isn't health care-related once in a while. Netflix started an open contest three years ago offering a million dollars to anyone who could improve their movie recommendation engine. The contest is finally over, whittled down from over 50,000 contestants to two teams who came in at the last minute just a few minutes apart. The full story is at Wired, go to http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/09/bellkors-pragmatic-chaos-wins-1-million-netflix-prize/ and enjoy the read.

I think it's a great example of both using the collective consciousness and open software principles.

1 comments:

TimCook said...

So it just goes to show that you can be clueless about health informatics and still win win a prize if you are associated with the right group.

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