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Institute of Advanced Study

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Early prediction of internet ‘winners’: products/technologies/ideas

5th June 2015, 13:00 to 14:00, Room CM105, Department of Mathematics, Lower Mountjoy, Rich Colbaugh and Kristin Glass (Sandia National Laboratories)

The internet is a source of great innovation. New products are introduced all the time. Every day, huge numbers of ‘memes’, of ideas and stories, compete for attention. Most of these are destined for the ‘long tail’ of very few hits and total obscurity. Some succeed on a massive scale. We describe how to measure the inherent predictability of any particular set of products/ideas/stories and show that, if it has predictability, how the ‘winners’ can be identified at an extremely early stage.

A buffet lunch will be available from 12:30 pm. Registration is only required for those delegates requiring lunch. Please contact Camila Caiado for more information.

Contact c.c.d.s.caiado@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.