The Netflix Prize seeks to substantially improve the accuracy of predictions about how much someone is going to love a movie based on their movie preferences. Improve it enough and you could win one million dollars. The winning team was a massive collaboration between more than 30 people who came together for just the final month of the contest. We talk with three members of the team about the final heart-stopping minutes of the contest.
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