Matt Cutts is the head of the webspam team at Google. His team works with publishers and webmasters on best practices for websites. The webspam team also writes algorithms to prevent abuse in Google’s search rankings.
Technological advances in the private sector are often not realized in public sectors. Our roundtable anchor, Tim O’Reilly, presented ideas about algorithmic regulation that could be applied to regulation in the public sector to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of traditionally clunky systems.