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My friend Jessiena, just sent me a link to Hunch. She’s so great, up on what’s cool in digital. (She better, she works at Popular Front. They only like smart people.)

So far there’s not much to Hunch – it hasn’t fully launched but has started sending invitations to people who sign up. The landing page says

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Hunch helps you make decisions and gets smarter the more you use it.

Check out more info on the Fact Sheet. Over-generalizing, it sounds like it’s a much smarter, technologically-oriented Magic 8 Ball. After giving users 10 questions, Hunch will “will propose a concrete and customized result for hundreds of decisions of every kind”. By utilizing user-created responses (edits, ideas, suggestions, etc.) and customizing results per user, Hunch aims to harness group think and machine learning – with the ultimate goal being to help you and I out with decision making.

The idea of Hunch sounds fascinating – harnessing group think/collective intelligence to help people solve problems makes sense, right? And the fact that results will be based on structure — algorithm, increased user involvement, etc. — makes for a potentially convincing and useful service. I think Hunch is one to watch – Flickr co-founder Catarina Fake, is co-founder, so you’d think these people believe in design, usability, and solutions.

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