Algorithmic Bias

Start Up Blog

Algorithms are no different, and just like us, they are filled with bias. Algorithm – a word once confined to University mathematics departments and computer labs – now takes pride of place in every second tech news article, determines what you see online and why you received this email at 7am Australian Eastern Standard Time. So let’s go back to the start – what are algorithms in simple terms? The steps to cook something (a recipe) is an algorithm.

Divided by Algorithms – COVID-19 series

Start Up Blog

For some context on this week’s technology essay, please invest four short minutes to watch my latest episode of #SteveFeed on Algorithms , or as I like to call them: Weapons of Math Destruction. The post Divided by Algorithms – COVID-19 series appeared first on Steve Sammartino.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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? Simply put, evolutionary algorithms and more broadly the field of evolutionary computation are a type of artificial intelligence that mimics Darwinian natural selection. That’s not a particularly good algorithm.

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.

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? The other big example here is Facebook, with its now famous algorithmic newsfeed change. Algorithmic Lock In is another example of data exhaust being used effectively. The post Algorithmic Lock In Effects appeared first on Eric Friedman.

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. Now, search engines use hundreds of algorithms and machine learning like RankBrain to determine the best results for any Internet search query. Because of these changes, you should stop trying to figure out the latest algorithms and instead begin providing content that will satisfy your users.

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

Match Algorithm and Inputs

SoCal CTO

One of the common questions that I commonly get is: Tony, what inputs should we use as the basis for our matching algorithm? How should the resulting algorithm use those inputs to form matches? Is the resulting algorithm okay to use in your startup? This post is another in my series around Matching that includes Social Media Matching , Matching Algorithms , and Match Performance Support. fit into a matching algorithm. We should call this a Hypothesis Algorithm.

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.

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

Smart Data Visualizations: Quality Assessment Algorithm

Occam's Razor

The Data Visualization Assessment Algorithm. Algorithm might perhaps be a tad bit pompous, as applied here. Perhaps someone reading this blog post is going to help us all out by building a Machine Learning algorithm to assess if a Data Viz is bad, good, or great. :).

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.

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. Read more about the five things that you should know about algorithmic trading software and start getting higher profits in as little time as possible. Setting up your own algorithmic trading software requires a high level of mastery of the market.

The Instagram Algorithm Hates You, But It’s Not Too Late to Make Up

Women Entrepreneurs Can

But, in an attempt to overcome this ‘mindless scrolling’ mentality, Instagram introduced its fateful algorithm. According to Instagram, though, the algorithm led the majority of companies to enjoy 50% more exposure on average. Well, the algorithm does.

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. Algorithms have largely been commoditized by now, so a machine learning company built around publicly accessible data isn’t defensible. 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. Fast Company: You say that those who design algorithms are “the preeminent entrepreneurs of this generation.”. And algorithms are doing a lot more than automating stock trades.

The Algorithm Excuse – an Exploit in the Wild

Diego Basch

When they tried to find out the reason, the answer they gave them was “sorry, it’s the algorithm.” ” The problem with this response is that it reveals no information regarding the … Continue reading "The Algorithm Excuse – an Exploit in the Wild". A few days ago I saw DHH’s tweet storm about how he and his wife have different credit limits on their Apple credit cards.

Guide to Amazon’s A9 Algorithm: How to Rank your Listings

The Startup Magazine

Thats’s where the Amazon A9 Algorithm comes into play. It’s not an easy thing to get to know however, and that’s why we’re here with our quick guide to the A9 algorithm and to tell you how to rank your Amazon listings. . What Is the A9 Algorithm? So what actually is the Amazon A9 algorithm? When people search for products, those ranked highest by this algorithm will come up first. The algorithm works in a very specific way.

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.

How To Be A Leader When Machines Are Smarter Than You

Startup Professionals Musings

Leaders today need to understand and utilize the algorithmic compute power of artificial intelligence that supports the hyper-personalization in everything from shopping to news delivery to dating today. Some people call this the emergence and development of a new type of leader, called the algorithmic leader, who can steer the course through the world of big data, machine learning, and the constantly changing demands of new customers and social trends.

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. He personally invested (another huge positive signal in the ranking algorithm) and we ended up leading the company''s seed and Series A. I''m sure there are plenty of other permutations of the ranking algorithm, but you get the picture.

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. Uber’s algorithm sometimes causes problems, including one case of gouging passengers during a crisis , and overly aggressive behaviour from Uber execs certainly makes one pause for thought, but these seem more like problems that can be ironed out than flaws in the model.

DNAnexus: Computational Genomics, Algorithms and ML Engineer.

K9 Ventures

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.

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.

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.

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. For a local search marketing company , it is the equivalent to a self-driving car or Facebook’s new algorithm are great examples of machine learning. The algorithm learns your preferences by looking at your interaction, likes, clicks and lingers that you make.

SEO 100

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. However, if life hasn’t yet taught you to always look for the downside, then welcome to lesson number one.

Search 141

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. Resources Google Google Penalty Checker Google update search algorithm search engine optimization website management

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. Most website owners are more than happy to have the search engine bots (googlebot and bingbot, to name a couple) browsing their website all day long. More indexing = better chance to be at the top of the search results.

Search 130

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.

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. Analyzd Klarna Auto behavioral profiling detection detection algorithms Draft Fraud fraud detection ipad mobile point risk POSThe wave of Israeli startup exits continues.

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.

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. Assaf Roth DFJ DFJ Tamir Fishman IgniteAd JVP Media Labs jvp analysis algorithms IgnitAd Management optimal revenue optimization technology sophisticated nature tamir fishman ventures Technology

[Review] Bitcoin Digital – Scam or Legit?

YoungUpstarts

Bitcoin Digital is a cryptocurrency trading platform that makes use of a robust algorithm to analyze the market on account of the trader. The post [Review] Bitcoin Digital – Scam or Legit? appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others Bitcoin Digital cryptocurrency trading

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. Assaf Roth DFJ DFJ Tamir Fishman IgniteAd JVP Media Labs jvp analysis algorithms Assaf IgnitAd Management optimal revenue optimization technology sophisticated nature tamir fishman ventures Technology

Reputation and Community

crowdSPRING Blog

Any user can improve their score over time by focusing on the broad reputation “categories” we use to assign scores; while we can’t share the secret sauce that is the our new reputation algorithm, here are some of the key elements that underly the system and which will directly impact your own reputation score: Quality : the system takes into account data about your entries to projects. Algorithm animation: LynX , via Wikimedia Commons.

11 LinkedIn Posting Tips to Get Viral on LinkedIn

ReadWriteStart

In this article, we will share six LinkedIn algorithm tips and insights and 11 actionable content tips. We’re going to start with some algorithm tips first because algorithm tips are super important. Why is this algorithm so important?

Viral 168

Ethical AI: Demographic Bias in Facial Recognition Technology

Austin Startup

At the core of any biometric system is a matching algorithm. The latest NIST test report includes over 200 different algorithms. Not surprisingly, there is a massive variation in performance between the best and worst performing algorithms.

Ways To Adopt AI In Your New Business

YoungUpstarts

Knowledge is power, and thanks to AI algorithms you can collect, clean, and analyze more data than ever before. In fact, most large businesses have entire departments that have a single job of preparing data and developing AI algorithms to help analyze the company data.

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