23andMe introduced an API today
to let the curious among us tap into their database:
“Opening our API offers an immense opportunity for customers to do more with their DNA. While 23andMe has created a number of groundbreaking and innovative tools for our customer to explore their DNA, the API will open the door to the possibility of new web-based interactive tools to be developed by external groups.”
This is a gigantic step forward in opening up access for genetics research online. The beauty of machine learning (as discussed in a previous post
) is that…
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This week, two major tech events took place just miles from our office. Apple announced the iPhone 5
at the Yerba Buena Center, and Tech Crunch Disrupt SF announced its winner
. Scoble had a great blog post about how, despite the upgrades to Siri in iOS 6, its context awareness was still a major flaw.
Siri is quite stupid about context, location, and a bunch of other things.
He’s right, but context as simply more data is better data doesn’t solve the underlying problem. Siri’s bugs don’t come from a lack of data, they come from…