Algorithmic Bias

Start Up Blog

Algorithms are no different, and just like us, they are filled with bias. So let’s go back to the start – what are algorithms in simple terms? Algorithms 101 – An algorithm is a set of step by step instructions used to do something or make a decision.

Algorithmic Lock In Effects

Eric Friedman

Specifically, thinking through services that use algorithms as a “lock in” mechanism. This is a great example of algorithmically locking me into the service. So, can a algorithm keep you locked into a services?

Matching Algorithm

SoCal CTO

Because I was the Acting CTO for eHarmony at it's start, I quite often get introduced to people who have an idea for a startup company that is based on some kind of matching algorithm. Each of these startup ideas has at it's core a matching algorithm that reduces the friction between a consumer and some need. An example that relates directly to creating a matching algorithm, is the classic Myers-Briggs Type Inventory.

Survival of the Fittest Variation: Evolutionary Algorithms in Optimization

ConversionXL

And though there are many forms in AI, in this post we’ll dive into the specific one we built Sentient Ascend with: evolutionary algorithms. A Primer on Evolutionary Algorithms. So, what are evolutionary algorithms? That’s not a particularly good algorithm.

5 Things to know about algorithmic trading software

The Startup Magazine

Using algorithmic trading software will help you avoid these biases. Algorithmic trading software is now one of the most popular tools used by both long-term investors and day traders to automate their orders in the market. Using algorithmic trading software is not foolproof.

Search Engine Optimization Algorithm Changes For 2017

YoungUpstarts

Optimizing your website and knowing the algorithm changes expected in 2017 can help improve your page rank and business. In the past, search engines only utilized one algorithm. Google filed a patent in 2012 on an algorithm that would take into an account an implied link.

Choosing people over algorithms

The Equity Kicker

Two of these examples are from Apple, making it early to generalise, but there’s definitely a strong meme that humans are better than algorithms when it comes to recommending content. It seems to me there might be an emerging trend back towards human curation.

How To Outsmart Facebook’s Algorithm And Remain Visible

YFS Magazine

Facebook is constantly updating its algorithm. Stay up to date by checking Facebook Business News often, watch Page analytics closely, and use these tips to build an algorithm-approved Facebook strategy. Grow Marketing & Sales facebook marketing social media social media marketing

Google Rolls Out New Penguin Update to Core Algorithm

crowdSPRING Blog

Did you see your analytics go haywire earlier this week as a result of Google’s latest algorithm updates? Google confirmed that they rolled out the latest Penguin update to their core algorithm on September 23rd. That’s what Google is trying to prioritize in the first place with their algorithm evolution. Marketing and branding google penguin update search algorithm search engine optimization seo seo marketingImage Source: Search Engine Roundtable.

It’s time for digital organics – Algorithms are the MSG of the modern age

Start Up Blog

The corporate secret de jour is algorithms. These secret algorithms are designed to do two things: Make us like the product more. Improve the profit of the company via the algorithm. Continue reading → The post It’s time for digital organics – Algorithms are the MSG of the modern age appeared first on Steve Sammartino. Uncategorized algorithms big brother entrepreneurship future privacy security technology

Data, not algorithms, is key to machine learning success

Version One Ventures

While the opportunities here are tremendous, the exuberance surrounding machine learning distracts startups from a key hurdle: it’s data, not algorithms, that will dictate who wins in this space. The post Data, not algorithms, is key to machine learning success appeared first on Version One.

How Algorithms Rule The World

www.fastcompany.com

How Algorithms Rule The World. When Christopher Steiner, the 35-year-old cofounder of Aisle50 , a Y Combinator startup offering online grocery deals, set out to write the book Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World , ( out tomorrow ), he’d planned to focus solely on Wall Street.

Google Rolls Out New Penguin Update to Core Algorithm

crowdSPRING Blog

Did you see your analytics go haywire earlier this week as a result of Google’s latest algorithm updates? Google confirmed that they rolled out the latest Penguin update to their core algorithm on September 23rd. That’s what Google is trying to prioritize in the first place with their algorithm evolution. Marketing and branding google penguin update search algorithm search engine optimization seo seo marketingImage Source: Search Engine Roundtable.

Google Rolls Out New Penguin Update to Core Algorithm

crowdSPRING Blog

Did you see your analytics go haywire earlier this week as a result of Google’s latest algorithm updates? Google confirmed that they rolled out the latest Penguin update to their core algorithm on September 23rd. That’s what Google is trying to prioritize in the first place with their algorithm evolution. Marketing and branding google penguin update search algorithm search engine optimization seo seo marketingImage Source: Search Engine Roundtable.

Algorithms should work in favor of customers — for everyone’s sake

The Next Web

I would never have added keeping on top of algorithms to my —… This story continues at The Next Web. When I started my healthy snacks startup five years ago, I knew I would have to juggle a lot of balls at the same time to make it successful.

In labour marketplaces algorithms might be better for workers than regulation

The Equity Kicker

Tim O’Reilly just wrote a great post suggesting that in labour marketplaces, like the one Uber operates, algorithms might offer a better deal to workers than regulation.

Getting Introductions to Investors - The Ranking Algorithm

Seeing Both Sides

Most investors apply a simple ranking algorithm against introductions which determines how they react to them in terms of prioritizing their time and the seriousness with which they approach the opportunity.

Algorithm That Measures Sarcasm

Venture Chronicles

So an Israeli research team has developed a machine algorithm that can recognize sarcasm.&#. From Computer Algorithm Can Recognize Sarcasm (Which Is Just Soooo Cool) | Popular Science “The pursuit of machine intelligence means we have to come up with ways to communicate with our computers in a way both entities can understand.

What Google's Penguin Algorithm Means for Your Business

mashable.com

What Google’s Penguin Algorithm Means for Your Business. Ever since Google started naming its algorithm updates after furry black and white creatures, we’ve been inundated with talks of pandas and penguins, and how they’re taking down websites one ranking at a time. Google changes its algorithm about 500 times a year. The two most recent algorithm changes are: Panda : Officially rolled out in February 2011, but there have been about 13 data refreshes of it since then.

Algorithmic technology on the web

BeyondVC

Now that the news is out, all I can say is that there is tons of data on the web, most of which is unstructured, and that the company, Peer39 , has some serious algorithmic technology which can help mine that information and boost "conversion rates" dramatically for advertising as Matt succinctly describes. More to follow and thanks to Matt for breaking the news… The post Algorithmic technology on the web appeared first on BeyondVC.

DNAnexus: Computational Genomics, Algorithms and ML Engineer.

K9 Ventures

Is Machine Learning Changing The Future Of SEO? Yes! Here’s How.

YoungUpstarts

For years, Google’s algorithm updates have dominated the SEO industry. Every time you’ve got accustomed with an algorithm, a new update rolled out, forcing you to audit your website and rethink your strategy. At this stage, RankBrain is just another algorithm update.

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2015 Q2 DDoS Threat Landscape Report: The Downside Of The Decline Of Search Engine Impersonator Bots, And What It Means For DDoS Attacks

YoungUpstarts

Others cyber crime Google search algorithm search engineOn the surface, the news that the use of search engine impersonator bots is down from 57% of all DDoS bot traffic in 2014 to a miniscule 0.9% in 2015 seems like good news.

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Q2 2015 DDoS Trends – The Fall Of Search Engine Impersonators

YoungUpstarts

Others cyber crime Google search algorithm search engineSearch engine impersonators are bots that pretend to be crawling a website in an attempt to index it and find useful links.

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Fruition’s Google Penalty Checker Keeps Your Sites From Penalization

YoungUpstarts

If you’re a webmaster, one of your perennial fears is of Google strangling the traffic to the websites you manage due to some unknown, inexplicable infraction because of changes and updates to their search algorithms.

How do I get to the top of the search results in Gust?

Gust

The page rank algorithm for Gust is a deeply held secret so that people won’t game the system (they even won’t tell ME how it works! , Gust News algorithm Gust page rank startups but I do know that it is intended to surface both “investable” companies and companies that are willing make available to serious investors all the information they need to make at least a first-pass decision.

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How do I get to the top of the search results in Gust?

Gust

The page rank algorithm for Gust is a deeply held secret so that people won’t game the system (they even won’t tell ME how it works! , Gust News algorithm Gust page rank startups but I do know that it is intended to surface both “investable” companies and companies that are willing make available to serious investors all the information they need to make at least a first-pass decision.

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Reputation and Community

crowdSPRING Blog

Algorithm animation: LynX , via Wikimedia Commons. Announcements inspiration algorithm crowdspring customer service data leadership reputation score Strategy transparency

Bootstrapped Analyzd Sells for Tens of Millions

VC Cafe

Analyzd , a startup started by two brothers in a garage, developing fraud detection algorithms for e-commerce sites, has been acquired by Swedish company Klarna for an undisclosed sum estimated at tens of millions of Dollars. The wave of Israeli startup exits continues.

IgniteAd Announced A Round of $2 Million and New “Hedge Fund” for Display Ads [Interview]

VC Cafe

What differentiates ignitAd’s ad optimization solution from others in the online advertising market is its Bid Optimization Management technology, which is based on a proprietary predictive analysis and advanced bidding algorithms.

ignitad Announced A Round of $2 Million and New “Hedge Fund” for Display Ads [Interview]

VC Cafe

What differentiates ignitAd’s ad optimization solution from others in the online advertising market is its Bid Optimization Management technology, which is based on a proprietary predictive analysis and advanced bidding algorithms.

Passion as a Competitive Advantage

Software By Rob

Whoever thought it was a good idea to build a house with a flat roof should be forced to duplicate Google’s PageRank algorithm in assembler.

Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

Why doesnt your test include more substantial algorithmic work, or building an HTML response with a server-side template?" About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact. You are viewing a single entry. Please also check out the most recent entries. March 28, 2013. Framework Benchmarks.

More Innovation

deal architect

on the New Florence blog Chase mobile deposits Google: Big Data, Simple Algorithms Eggs – HighTech and Low-tech FastCompany’s version of innovation. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Listen to Google — UX and SEO are a match made in heaven

The Next Web

The one is about some plumber jabbing away at their phone, while the other is about satisfying the algorithms of a company in Silicon Valley. To the layman UX and SEO (if they even understand what they mean) sound like two entirely unrelated things.

The Impact of Automation on Jobs: The Missing Dimensions

deal architect

Pew Research has a thought provoking study on the impact of algorithms and robotics on jobs. Half the experts polled are very pessimistic, the other half just pessimistic. Definitely worth a read. What I find fascinating about these discussions is. Industry Commentary

How to use machine learning for your startup’s product

The Next Web

In reality, most machine-learning applications use well-understood, well-tested, off-the-shelf algorithms. But, before tackling machine learning, ask yourself whether algorithms are right for your product.

More New Renaissance

deal architect

on the innovation blog Kaggle’s algorithms Our low-tech cruise Whole Foods Cracked The “Big Data’ of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count Taking embedded technology to new heights The evolution of the video game Whole Genome Sequencing The Digital Dead Sea.

More New Florence

deal architect

on the innovation blog The Big Data of Credit Cards Drone School Not your father’s eBay Technology and Fashion Week The SOTU tradition The Interrogation Bot The Polygrapher’s Algorithm Netflix gets into original programming.

5 Steps To Strategy Tuning Through Machine Learning

Startup Professionals Musings

Live data also requires metrics and infrastructure that can interpret and evaluate the data, and smart businesses must develop these in the algorithms they use in their data-intelligence engines. If your business is not powered by an algorithm, you don’t have a competitive business today.

What Do You Really Need to Know About SEO, Anyway?

Rembrandt Communications

It seems like everyone is talking about Google’s algorithm changes and how you need to optimize your content for the search engines to be successful. […]. SEO can be a great tool for growth… or a money pit!

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More innovation

deal architect

On the New Florence blog Color Kindles and Nooks Oracle’s Social Enabled Enterprise This redefines the programming “school bus” Algorithms and equations that run our lives Good Design is Good Business What data says about us MIT Technology Review’s Annual.

Fashion Metric Rebrands as Bold Metrics and Expands Into Sports and Virtual Reality

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News Ever try to buy a bike online or a pair of skis? It’s difficult to tell what size equipment will fit.