Originally published: January 11, 2013
Last updated: January 22, 2013 - 6:13pm
Google's Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil, hired in December, wants to build a search engine that integrates artificial intelligence (AI). He envisions a world where search queries get answered without being asked.
Kurzweil believes the technology will not only keep track of calendar events and searches, but conversations, perhaps text messages, and emails sent and read. It will identify the words to semantically know specific questions and concerns to push information to the phone. While search will move past identifying keywords to understand synonyms, Kurzweil said search engines will need to do a better job of understanding intent.
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