Thursday, August 06, 2009

Let "hunch" Do All Your Decision Making


Look. Decision-making is difficult, and decisions have to be made constantly.

What should I be for Halloween? Do I need a Porsche? Should I dump that loser? Is Phoenix a good place to retire? Whom should I vote for? What toe ring should I buy?
It's a cruel world out there. Coin-flipping, I Ching consultation, closing your eyes and jumping, postponing the inevitable, Rock-Paper-Scissors, and asking your sister are all time-honored means of coming to a decision -- and yet we think there's room for one more: Hunch.
In 10 questions or less, Hunch will offer you a great solution to your problem, concern or dilemma, on hundreds of topics. Hunch's answers are based on the collective knowledge of the entire Hunch community, narrowed down to people like you, or just enough like you that you might be mistaken for each other in a dark room. Hunch is designed so that every time it's used, it learns something new. That means Hunch's hunches are always getting better.
Hunch was started by clever folks who were exploring how machine learning could be used to guide practical decision-making.
We think that you will love Hunch. It may not be awesome yet -- a lot of people have to contribute to it before it knows much of anything. But it will be awesome later. Love it anyway. Love it now.

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