Google introduces new search tools to try to read our minds

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Google has developed new tools to make internet research much easier – this and more in this week’s Regalix Roundup.

Google Introduces New Search Tools to Try To Read Our Minds

Google will now try to predict a user’s follow-up questions and answer them, too. The search engine giant announced that it has developed some new search tools that would enable it read users’ minds. The new feature would be an extension of Google’s knowledge graph and is built to understand beyond keywords. In an attempt to make search more conversational, Google is also trying to develop features that would let people to talk to their phones and computers and hear out answers. Taking personalized search a step ahead, Google is expanding its tool that picks information from Gmail and presents it in search results.

Source: Nytimes.com

Predicting follow-up questions will help a user cut down on the time required to carry out a search. Another good thing about this new tool is that it would make the search engine less keyword dependent. This may entirely change the way SEO processes are carried out to promote websites.

Google, NASA Open New Lab to Kick Tires on Quantum Computer

Google is set to open a lab – called the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab – at NASA’s Ames Research center to solve challenging computer science problems, particularly those related to machine learning. Machine learning involves building better models of the world to make more accurate predictions. Google has had some success in building machine learning into services such as voice and image recognition. However, its new initiative is incredibly compute-intensive. The 512-qubit quantum computer – that would be used in the lab – would use quantum physics to break computer processing out of binary computing.

Source: Wired

Mobile Marketing Revenues to Cross $400 Billion In 2015

A new study, commissioned by the Mobile Marketing Association, projects mobile marketing to cross the $400 billion mark and add about a million jobs to the U.S. economy by 2015. Spending on mobile marketing is expected to shoot up from $6.7 billion in 2012 to nearly $20 billion in 2015. New job opportunities in this sector will increase from 524,000 in 2012 to 1.4 million in 2015.

Source: Adage.com

What we think:

This is just the beginning. We are moving into a future where selling and purchasing will become entirely mobile dependent. Adding more functions to handsets would ensure this happens soon enough.

 

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