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Title
Notes on stock timer program called Predictor, circa 1971
Creator
Everett, Hugh
Date Created and/or Issued
1971
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Digital Scholarship Services
Collection
Hugh Everett III Manuscripts
Rights Information
Copyrighted
This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Transmission or reproduction of any material protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. The authors or their heirs retain their copyrights to the material. Contact the University of California, Irvine Libraries, Special Collections and Archives for more information (spcoll@uci.edu).
Description
Scope/Content: In the early 1970s, Hugh Everett III developed a novel approach to Bayesian filter theory intended to extract information from non-linear time series. One application that he imagined for his non-linear filters was a stock market tracker that he called "Predictor". This document describes some of the features he imagined Predictor would have. There is no evidence that he followed through on this project. He created a prototype program under a $10,000 contract to J.P. Morgan & Co. But then he refused to give it to Morgan. Instead, he used it to time the market for his own interests, but it did not work as expected.
Scope/Content: This document was found in the basement of Mark Everett in 2007 by Mark Everett and Peter Byrne.
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/81235/d81v5bt0n
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/1218
Language
English
eng
Subject
Everett, Hugh III
Game and decision theory
Software development
Relation
Hugh Everett III Research on Game Theory, Decision Theory, and Other Topics

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