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How Information Cascades Facilitate the Spread of Fake News

Information cascades are a phenomenon where individuals make a decision based on the information they obtain through observing the actions of others while ignoring the information they have gained through their own personal experiences. In the age of social media, this phenomenon has led to the widespread dissemination and subsequent mass acceptance of innumerable instances […]

Online Gaming Stores and Surfacing Relevant Games in Different Manners

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/24/discords-video-game-stores-secret-weapon-to-beat-giant-rival-steam.html Online gaming stores and services, such as Steam or the Microsoft Store, introduce their content to users in different ways. The article linked here describes differing industry standards to surfacing relevant content to their consumers. With their tens of thousands of games available for sale, Steam relies heavily on algorithmic curation, where algorithms are […]

Hubs and Authorities in World Trade Networks

article link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4106762/ When connecting to INFO 2040 class context, we want to know how authority and hub values are well applied into the real world. To begin with, we want to first define what authority and hub based on the class because it’s important to understand their meanings before applying them to the real-life situations. […]

Second-price sealed bid auctions on EBAY

https://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~aldous/Research/Ugrad/selene_xu.pdf   The examined article researched auction theory in relation to auctions which occurred on the EBAY web marketplace platform. Specifically, the study examined second price sealed bid auctions on the EBAY platform. There is a brief discussion of second price auctions and the fact that bidding true value is a dominant strategy, in theory. […]

Relations between three types of Equilibrium

In class, we discussed about the way that Nash Equilibrium is shown in some two-player games, for example, football games and prisoner dilemma. Besides Nash Equilibrium, there also exist Bayesian Nash equilibrium and Perfect Bayesian Nash equilibrium. In this blog post, we will explore the relationship among the three kinds of equilibrium. In the cases we analyze […]

Google, PageRank, and the Future

This article talks about Google’s efforts in constantly revising and adding to its highly profitable search methods. Google enlists the use of Ad and Page ranking in order to optimize search engine results as well as maximize profitability and exposure for themselves and advertisers. However, they are planning an overhaul of their search engine capabilities […]

What is Google’s Neural Matching Algorithm?

Google issued a blog posting detailing their new algorithm which implements their adaptation on Neural Matching – an artificial intelligence method used to stretch beyond word matching to instead match words to concepts. According to sources, Google is using document relevance ranking, or ad-hoc retrieval, which involves ranking documents for relevance to a search query […]

Ecosia, Bing, and Google

The conscientious searcher: how useful is Ecosia in a world dominated by Google? https://www.searchenginejournal.com/6-ways-bing-opposite-google/128935/ Ecosia is a search engine that helps plant trees for every search that a user makes. First going live in 2009, it has become increasingly successful, having planted over 40 million trees. With Google for competition, however, Ecosia certainly has its […]

Game Theory and Artificial intelligence, a Powerful Duo

Link: https://medium.com/@jrodthoughts/game-theory-and-artificial-intelligence-ee8a6b6eff54 Games have been one of the main areas of focus in artificial intelligence research. They often have simple rules that are easy to understand and train for, it is clear when one party wins, and frankly, it is fun watching a robot beat a human at chess. This trend of AI research being directed […]

Hubs and Authorities in Medical Conferences

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5579322/   This article is about analyzing the effect of including patients in healthcare conferences.  Often, only people like doctors and other industry experts were invited to such conferences, and this paper is about having patients attend and engaging them increases the impact of the conference.  The researchers looked at tweets to see how the […]

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