Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
Sean Kane from Netflix wrote us yesterday about the 1 Million Dollar Netflix Prize:
This contest seeks to substantially improve the accuracy of predictions about how much someone is going to love a movie based on their movie preferences. Netflix released to the public 100 million of its movie ratings, the largest of its kind ever released.
I know this isnâ€™t specifically Ajax related, but it is cool.
He also pointed us to NYTimes coverage.
We mention it because Netflix has long been an Ajax early adopter, and the winning algorithm will undoubtedly have some kind of Ajaxian interface on top of it, and because we like Netflix, and because Sean is a speaker at the upcoming Ajax Experience conference. And because this is a really cool idea. Corporate America: bring on more million dollar prizes for geeks please. Maybe the next one can be coolest Ajax interface.
Posted by Ben Galbraith at 7:59 am