No wise men have ever thought of having a machine which could think as almost like human with a capacity to understand not just how the brain generate the information from the tiny signals of neurons, but also to understand every beat of the heart from the stimuli detected by the senses. It is somehow ironic that the once blur imagination is getting explicit today as the highly “upgraded” minds are pointing out their thoughts beyond what the real creatures could expect.
With the current discoveries and innovations in the virtual world, the fidelity of information in search engines are notably significant to commend. It’s just like having your thought automatically processed and making your acts manually established. That’s undeniably the power of the coordination of human mind and the artificial memory set into a complex of binaries. Hence, the desire for an instant means of communication is not already a matter of issue; it remains only as a subject of future developments that are yet to be divulged by the search engine masters.
Fortunately, the dream of the past has just become a historical memory in the present as the engine experts are building the bold future of the global surfers and searchers. The Google team, specifically, has just taken a new leap from their ordinary course of business. As paraphrased from Amit Singhal, SVP Google Search, they are currently initiating the following steps to transform the usual search engine functioning into a more intelligent one:
• Understanding the world – Amit revealed that in May this year, their team had launched the “Knowledge Graph” which serves as their database of over 500 million people, things, and places with more than three billion connections and attributes among them. The feedback, as he construed, was significantly positive and, for such cause, they want to widen the said feature outside the United States. And they’ve done it already in the preceding day; thus, one could see now the graph results throughout the English- dominated nations. For instance, as extracted from Amit’s article, if one is in Australia and search for rugby team, then, outrightly, the engine could respond by providing its players, history, and results. Furthermore, they also intend to utilize such intelligence to aid a user in seeking for the right result instantly when searching for several items or meanings. Yet, through the integration of the Knowledge Graph with the collective wisdom of the web, their system could even provide a lot of subjective lists such as that of best action films in the past decades or great things to do in other places. Thus, as noted by Amit, they would continue to explore to match the curiosity of the search engine users.
• Putting User’s Information at the Fingertips – in some instances, the right answer to the user’s query may not always be available on the general web, and it may be found somewhere else, such as, according to Amit, in the email. Thus, because they think it is not favorable at all and they want their results to be really universal, they’re developing a way to make such kind of search more friendly and efficient. Hence, in the previous day, they’ve commenced a trial where an engine user can sign up to acquire information from Gmail right from the search box. For instance, according to Amit, if one desires to have a biking trip to a certain place, he can see relevant emails from friends about great bike trails and best eating places not far from the area. Additionally, continued Amit, they’re also working on other essential features like organizing confirmation emails for incoming trips in an excellent set-up on the search results page.
• Understanding User’s Intent – this may be one of the great features of search engine today. The Google team, as revealed by an SVP member, have combined their expertise in speech recognition, understanding of language, and the Knowledge Graph so that the Voice Search can easily and effectively interpret the questions and sometimes utter answers back in complete sentences. Actually, it has already been made available on Android in the previous weeks and soon on iPhone. What is just need here, elucidated Amit, is to tap the microphone icon and ask a question in a normal manner. After which, the Google will then immediately send back (spoken) items as response or answer to the query.
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