Jordan Novet of GigaOM reports, “There’s a lot of question-and-answer websites for internet users to check out — from technically oriented options like Stack Overflow to very broad platforms like Yahoo Answers. Quora wants to stand apart, not necessarily by attracting the most people to it, but by being smart about what it surfaces. So the company is hosting a machine-learning contest next week for developers to take real production data from Quora and cook up new models that could help improve Quora’s service. The upcoming eight-hour online event is being run on HackerRank, a site for coding contests.” Read more