MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Google is famous for evangelizing the power of the algorithm. It spends less time talking about the several hundred human beings who influence its algorithm.
To work at Google is to believe in the power of automation. "We've found the best approach to search is algorithmic, it's the only thing that works at scale," said Matt Cutts, a principal engineer at Google responsible for keeping spam out of search results. "We want to use computers all the time."
The obvious reality that never seems to come up quite as often is … Read more