What’s the best way to get a good answer to a tough question? Ask a bunch of people, and make a competition out of it.

That’s long been Kaggle’s approach to data science: Turn tough missions, like making lung cancer detection more accurate, into bounty-paying competitions, where the best teams and the best algorithms win.Now Kaggle is rolling into Google, and while all signs point to it being kept as-is for now, there will be jitters about the long-term prospects for a site with such a devoted community and an an idiosyncratic approach.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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