- IEEE Spectrum: The Million Dollar Programming Prize
Short discussion of some of the collaborative filtering techniques used by the Netflix competitors including nearest neighbor and latent factor models.
(categories: machinelearning clustering collaborative_filtering search netflix ieee )
- The Atlantic Online | June 2009 | What Makes Us Happy? | Joshua Wolf Shenk
His central question is not how much or how little trouble these men met, but rather precisely how—and to what effect—they responded to that trouble. His main interpretive lens has been the psychoanalytic metaphor of “adaptations,” or unconscious responses to pain, conflict, or uncertainty. Formalized by Anna Freud on the basis of her father’s work, adaptations (also called “defense mechanisms”) are unconscious thoughts and behaviors that you could say either shape or distort—depending on whether you approve or disapprove—a person’s reality.
(categories: psychology happiness health research harvard adaptations choices )