Luxury Connect
Meet the Luxury Leaders | October 19-20 | Beverly Hills

One of the things I love about where I live is that there is constant opportunity to learn interesting new things. My town has several universities that pull in interesting lecturers on a variety of topics, as well as an engaged and intellectually generous business culture.Last week I had the opportunity to hear Sep Kamvar, director of the social computing group at MIT's Media Lab, speak at seminar hosted by the University of Vermont's Complex Systems Center.Kamvar discussed a number of topics, including Dog-Lang, a computer language he is creating that assumes programs will be social, require connecting to a wide variety of APIs, and utilize asynchronous state management. He also provided some insight into the guts of Google's personalized search ranking algorithm, which he helped...