[extropy-chat] Yahoo Confab on Prediction Markets

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Mon Dec 11 22:57:02 UTC 2006

This may be of interest to many here.  Note that our very own Robin
Hanson is among the presenters. An online video is promised for those of
us who can't attend in person.

- Jef


"Prediction Markets: Tapping the Wisdom of Crowds"
Wed Dec 13, 5:30-8:00pm
Yahoo! Headquarters, Building C, Classroom 5

Join us for a public "how to" session on prediction markets** moderated
by James Surowiecki, New Yorker columnist and best-selling author of The
Wisdom of Crowds. Speakers from Google, HP, Microsoft, and Yahoo! will
describe how they are using prediction markets to aid corporate
forecasting and decision making. Other speakers include the developer of
Zocalo, an open source prediction market platform; the co-founder of
InklingMarkets.com, a Paul Graham yCombinator startup; and Robin Hanson,
the visionary economist and inventor whose pioneering work paved the
way. The event is open to the public and will emphasize practical
lessons and hands-on advice. After brief presentations from each
speaker, Surowiecki will open up the session for discussion with the

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