menu

Bitly Uses Math Meant For Smart Weapons In Their Algorithm [Headlines]

technology

Popular URL shortening website is trying to understand how internet behaviors are formed using old military technology.

Sam McNerney
  • 22 february 2012

Peter Stern is the now the CEO of link-shortening outfit Bitly. Recently, he was walking through the company’s offices when he a noticed a file on an engineer’s desk. “Kalman Filter,” the file read. The Kalman Filter is an algorithm widely used in sensor technology to weed through a variety of inputs and pick out meaningful outputs, and it was at heart of that weapon system Stern built at Sikorsky Aircraft in the late ’80s. Wired

Images credits via Wired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+#technology
+Headlines
+online sharing
+technology
+Twitter
+websites
+work
+Work & Business
Trending

Volvo Is Launching A Global Car-Sharing Business

Automotive
PSFK MEMBERSHIP


JOIN RETAIL INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM
Get access to retail reports and 20,000 retail insights


LEARN MORE

TREND REPORT


FORECAST 2020
The Consumer Roles That Will Shape Our Future
 

DOWNLOAD NOW

IoT january 19, 2017
Technology january 19, 2017
No search results found.