There is a new kid on the block called Hunch. What makes Hunch different is that it is a decision making tool to assist those who join in making decisions. The people who run the site best describe what their site is all about in the following FAQ section. It states that:

What is Hunch?

Hunch is a decision-making tool that’s customized for you. After asking you 10 questions or less, Hunch will provide a concrete result for decisions of every kind. Because Hunch is powered by user input, it gets smarter each time someone contributes to it.

How do users contribute knowledge to Hunch?

Contributions can take many forms. When Hunch proposes a decision result, it will also show you why it proposed what it did. If you disagree with some of the reasoning, you can correct it. If you think Hunch missed asking a crucial question, you can submit one. And if you think Hunch is missing a good result, you can add that, too. Hunch collects and organizes all this input so that it becomes smarter for the next user.

How accurate should I expect Hunch’s results to be?

Hunch gets smarter in two ways. First, since Hunch is powered by collective user knowledge, decision topics mature over time. Newly submitted topics often won’t be very smart at first, but as more and more people train and refine them, the topics will get much smarter. Second, Hunch’s decision outcomes will become increasingly customized for you the more Hunch gets to know you. How does that happen? By your trying many topics and also answering the ‘Teach Hunch About You’ questions which appear on the top right of the homepage.

I joined Hunch and gave it a try. My results were not what I thought they would be. But like the FAQ says, the results will improve as more folks join the site.

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