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The questions posed by the various sites are too rudimentary, Webb says, and they tend to focus on a grocery list of requirements.
“In order to really match people based on more than preferences — which is to say their personalities, their observable behaviors and the like — you’d need more sophisticated machine learning, more natural language recognition, more computing power,” she says.
Many have the potential to help companies sort through and make sense of the data they collect from customers or on the Web at large.
If Algorithmia makes a fruitful match, a researcher is paid a fee for the algorithm’s use, and the matchmaker takes a small cut.