software stories

Though the world's best poker players might claim they can call a bluff ten out of ten times, research suggested experienced investigators only get it right 65 percent of the time. So researches at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York went ahead and wrote some software that supposedly identifies lies 82.5 percent of the time.
Future X-Factor and American Idol stars can rest easy in the knowledge scientists have been working tirelessly to take out the guesswork in what makes a hit song. They've developed a software program that can predict chart positions with about 60% accuracy.
Google's popular YouTube site is not only an unqualified success with tens of millions of views per day, it has also become an integral part of American popular culture. Now the site aims to empower its users with yet another tool that may set it apart from the competition.