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Founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading foresight and strategy firm that helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures, Amy Webb pioneered a data-driven, technology-led foresight methodology that is now used within hundreds of organizations. She was elected a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She was also a Delegate on the former U. A lifelong science fiction fan, Amy Webb collaborates closely with Hollywood writers and producers on films, TV shows and commercials about science, technology and the future. The Big Nine is a sobering analysis of the present state of artificial intelligence, the conflict between the US and China, and what will happen to business and society during the next 50 years as AI evolves. Her TED talk about Data has been viewed more than 8 million times and translated into 32 languages. Data is being adapted as a feature film, which is currently in production. To date, her books have been translated into 19 different languages.

How I Used Algorithms, Data, and Lists To Game Online Dating and Find My Match

There are currently 54 million single people in the U. After spending plenty of time on a slew of disaster dates with matches found online, Webb decided to get a little sneaky and put her investigative journalism skills to use to game the system. First, she created a list of qualities she needed in a mate, then, she logged back on to JDate. For one thing, focusing questions on what the user wants, vs.

be hosting digital-strategy expert Amy Webb this Saturday, for a discussion of Data, A Love Story, her memoir of “gaming” online dating sites.

By Bill Sobel Aug 1, Amy Webb understands data. But that’s just the start of the interesting things about her. Webb is a digital media futurist and founder of Webbmedia Group , a digital strategy agency that spots near-term emerging technology trends and develops strategies for media organizations, Fortune and companies, large nonprofits, universities and government agencies.

She’s also the co-founder of Spark Camp , which Fast Company described as “the ultimate summer camp for influencers” only it actually happens year round. The camp encourages “creative conversations between genius strangers. Sobel: You are quite the Renaissance woman.

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I felt like I was back in high school all over again. Now that I was starting to reverse-engineer JDate, I realized that in my case, the opportunity to “poke” and “flirt” with gorgeous men would yield me no better results than staring at the back of Dave Peterson’s head in environmental biology class. He was the most popular kid in school and held the usual credentials: tall, muscular, good-looking, captain of the football team.

Somehow I used to think that if I stared at his head and sent all of my adolescent energy his way, that he’d eventually turn around, smile back at me, and ask me to the prom. But it didn’t matter how much I stared then, or how much I poked and clicked now. Guys like Dave would always be staring at HottieDC, the thin, blond cheerleader sitting two rows up.

Amy Webb advises CXOs of the world’s most-admired companies, three-star and heart wrenching memoir about data, algorithms and online dating (Data, to study classical clarinet and holds a B.A. in political science, game theory and.

Featuring bullet points from her intimidating resume, the bios showcased mediocre photos of Webb, flushed and sweaty from her one and only 5K run, and described her passion for HTML, JavaScript and fluency in Japanese. The outcome: a string of dates nothing short of disastrous. To attract a better crop of suitors, Webb — who later found a Jewish husband — put her professional skills to use, identifying the types of women most popular online so that she could reverse-engineer the system.

His name was Brian. Brian Woolf Your career is such a huge part of who you are. How did you feel once you decided not to mention it in your profile? For me, work is a very, very important part of my life.

Amy Webb: From Gaming Online Dating Sites to Advising Marketers

Amy Webb heads the digital strategy house Webbmedia Group, and is a founder of the SparkCamp discussion series. So my name is Amy Webb, and a few years ago I found myself at the end of yet another fantastic relationship that came burning down in a spectacular fashion. So I asked everybody in my life what they thought. And most importantly, true love will find you when you least expect it.

Amy Webb was having no luck with online dating, so she started treating the world of And what if, by doing that, she could game the system?

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Not Cats. Must not like Cats! Next she turned to her own profile. Among them: her future husband, now the father of her child. Forty million people date online each year.

Wonderfully nerdy online dating success stories, inspired by Amy Webb’s TED In this interesting Ted Talk, Amy Webb discusses how she failed at online dating, Social behavior in The Hunger Games (Classroom Connections) Education.

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Data is out in paperback today! It was now July, a few weeks since my date with Jim, the weed smoker who refused to split our dinner bill. I was an optimist rooted in math and logic….. Read the full excerpt at Slate. Listen to the full interview here. And this time, she does those matching algorithms of those online dating sites one better.

by Madison-Amy Webb and (MBACP) Acc Data, a Love Story: How I Cracked the Online Dating Code to Meet My Match.

It was now July, a few weeks since my date with Jim, the weed smoker who refused to split our dinner bill. I was an optimist rooted in math and logic. I knew that if I spent enough time searching through each site and going out with a large enough group of men, I could increase the probability of my finding the right one.

And besides, even if I canceled, I knew how Internet marketing worked. All three services would continue to email me new profiles every day. Message: We have a new match for you! LegalTruth20 is 34 and lives just a few miles away from you! I was sitting at my desk at work when Match.

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