Possibility and Probability

Coding Python and making businesses…

3 October 2006

The Netflix prize

by Nick

Everyone is talking about the offer put up by Netflix yesterday. Basically if you can improve their movie recommendations, you win a million big ones. This is a really cool idea. Its a hard problem (otherwise everyone and their brother would already have done it), that looks like it has no solution. But just because it looks hard doesn’t mean there isn’t a solution! To help out Netflix has supplied a data set of user recommendations. Looks like its time to fire up Eclipse, break out the python, and put on my Data Miner hat, and start reading those AI books. ;)