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“[But] today we haven’t even built any features to help people find partners,” he said.
“There are 200 million people on Facebook who list themselves as single, so clearly there is something to do here.
e Harmony has brought together millions of singles who have gone on to have happy relationships.
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It seems that he’s only recently updated his profile with that information, coinciding with Facebook now finally making its dating intentions public.
Carter’s profile on Linked In describes him as a data science manager, “he His expertise lies squarely in building matchmaking algorithms.
“One in three marriages in the US start online,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in his presentation F8 this week.
Last year, his former employer e Harmony divested a business that Carter had developed called Elevated Careers, which was acquired by a startup called Candidate. Elevated Careers sounds a lot like a dating service, except with ’employer’ and ’employee’ replacing the two people looking for love, which reminds you just how similar the mechanics can be for any matching service (something Facebook must also realise).
It lets an employer assess a potential employee’s compatibility by matching up attributes of the candidate’s personality and values to those of his/her potential manager, as well as to the hiring organization’s culture.
And if we’re focused on helping people build meaningful relationships then this is perhaps the most meaningful one of all.” There hasn’t been too much written about how e Harmony’s algorithm works, but in a lecture in May 2017 (two months before officially leaving e Harmony), Carter opened up about it to describe it a little.
It turns out that while there may be a lot of questions that get asked of a user’s preferences, ultimately e Harmony threw out everything except for the most extreme likes or dislikes in order to avoid creating what Carter refers to as “a universe of one.” This is an interesting idea when you apply it to Facebook, and you can see what the attraction might be for a data scientist in wanting to use the platform to build a dating service.