Machine Learning Fairy Dust

Machine Learning Fairy Dust: A warning against putting all your innovation eggs in a natural language processing basket. One key reason to be wary? Accuracy of most automated tagging services approaches “good enough” at best without a healthy dose of human intervention to tune the system.

Google Prediction API

Google Prediction API: Seems like a useful resource for building inexpensive personalization tools for news, depending on how structured your metadata is at the start. Warning: This is a Google Labs project, which makes it seem like it could vanish at any time these days.