How much would you pay a friend for giving you a single advice for a movie?
Not much I guess. After all it’s just a few words. But try to see from the perspective of a business in which word-of-mouth is crucial to a long-term growth.
Netflix is giving away 1.000.000$ to anybody able to provide a fully working algorithm to give users reliable advice based on movie already seen.
It’s quite an interesting topic. No matter how much research we able to do but it’s really hard for a computer to beat our best friend reccomandation.
Here’s a more detailed explanation but if you dare to go through a massive pdf with a proper scientific essay on the topic.
Btw, if you’re into movies and struggling to find out something cool, check the 10 best film search engines by CNET.
The Internet represents a major step in our evolution, and is a forerunner of things to come. Artificial intelligence researcher Francis Heylighen sees huge growth as this new world-wide communication system continues to gain power from billions of humans adding to its intelligence every day. “It will get smarter,” Heylighen says, “as it morphs into a global super-organism that could one day provide solutions to most of humanity’s problems.
As reported here also (whose owner gets the credit for the pic here displayed) one day the net actually gain consciusness.
I actually believe it is gonna be kind of hard, as long as we’re gonna interact through relatively simple machines like most pc’s still are.
It seems that most of our population is getting less bright by the minute, with the exception of a small group of researchers who have been charged with the task of making life easier for the rest of us.
Are we expected to be so stupid by the next generation that we will need machines to do the talking for us?