What be this book?
June 16, 2008 8:54 AM   Subscribe

Asking for a friend: Trying to find a book, whose central conceit is that computers (and large data sets like Google's in particular) are, in fact, smarter than people at trending probability, etc.

Friend remembers a particular case study involving eHarmony. I ran down the usual suspects (Blink, Freakanomics) but none are it. Any ideas? He seems to remember the author being a statistician, and giving a Google talk on his book.
posted by littlerobothead to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I bet it is SUPER CRUNCHERS by Ian Ayres.
posted by Mr. Justice at 9:00 AM on June 16, 2008


How technical? There's Programming Collective Intelligence by Toby Segaran.
posted by Leon at 9:14 AM on June 16, 2008


Did your usual suspects include "the wisdom of crowds?"
posted by Good Brain at 9:50 AM on June 16, 2008


Thanks! The power of the MeFi foo is strong...
posted by littlerobothead at 10:18 AM on June 16, 2008


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