The next big thing in music was typically predicted by a talent scout’s “gut” reaction. Now they may have some competition from an unlikely source
By Brooke BorelPosted 12.16.2008 at 10:54 am 0 Comments
Researchers at Tel Aviv University’s School of Electrical Engineering have developed an algorithm that predicts the next big music superstar, and the accuracy is amazingly high: so far, it has a success rate of about 30 to 50 percent, according to lead researcher Yuval Shavitt.
The algorithm pulls data from Gnutella, which gets about 30 to 40 million queries a day and is currently the most popular peer-to-peer file-sharing network in the United States.