Google Now: behind the predictive future of search

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  1. digital.l0gic, Oct 29, 2012
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    This verge article does a great job of giving a behind the scenes look of what "Google Now" does in android 4.2, and the path it is taking towards the future. I believe that its very possible to claim that "Google Now" is probably the first commercial/consumer application of AI(albeit in a very young,but growing) form.

    Unlike other companies which do voice recognition based on non-AI approaches, Apparently Google has gotten rid of the usual old methods and transitioned entirely into a "Neural Networks"(AI) based implementation. Not only does this process the voice recognition much more effectively and accurately, but also learns as it's used more and more.

    The "Knowledge Graph" is yet another Google endeavor which ties in directly with Google Now,bringing in the future of search. Imho Google's new approach is an order of magnitude ahead of the competitors, who are still trying(albeit unsuccessfully) to even come close to Google's previous generation search/big data results.

    "Google Now" effectively ties in all of Google's services. Add the recent information that Google is trialing "same day delivery" in San Francisco...Gigabit internet in Kansas city....self driving cars...Google Glasses...and 10 years from now we will see a Google which would probably be the most seamlessly connected company/service in the world.


    Here is the link to the video
    http://youtu.be/ZXtudZl5mzM


     

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