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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hunch Gets Smarter The More You Use It

You should check out Hunch.com - "Hunch helps you make decisions and gets smarter the more you use it." The idea behind Hunch is to use crowdsourcing to create decision trees that in theory will get better as more good data is entered, thus creating a virtual expert.

Chris Dixon posted about Hunch, and how it can be used to answer the question, "Which VC firm should I pitch?" The highlights:
1. Topics are completely user generated. Topics= "decisions trees."

2. Results are "trained" to be associated with answers to questions. Users "teach" Hunch what to believe about these topics.

3. Users who find mistakes can just click and fix them, similar to how you fix things on Wikipedia.

4. If you don’t like Hunch’s Q&A process you can jump directly to the See All page, and then using the filters on the left to drill down.

5. If you are not logged into Hunch, the results you see will be ranked by their popularity amongst all Hunch users. Hunch personalizes the rankings specifically for you if you create an account and answer “Teach Hunch About You” questions.

6. Hunch has statistically significant data (over 40M user feedbacks total) in most of their 5,000 topics.

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