We have seen many sci-fiction movies, where some computer show about everything and anything you ask. Now, how would you feel if you have some search engine intelligent like that, “oh please! its fiction, come on!”, aah don’t say like that, remember the world around you is growing technology every second.
Amit Singhal, the person behind the Google search engine announced a range of new features that would make the search more intelligent.
Amit writes in the blog;
It’s very much like the computer I dreamt about as a child growing up in India, glued to our black-and-white TV for every episode of Star Trek. I imagined a future where a starship computer would be able to answer any question I might ask, instantly. Today, we’re closer to that dream than I ever thought possible during my working life
Earlier Google had launched its Knowledge Graph in the US, a database of more than 500 million real-world people, places and things with 3.5 billion attributes and connections among them, and the feedback was incredible, hence they planned it to extend outside US as well. Starting from August 8 this feature was extended to every English-speaking country across the globe.
If you’re in Australia and search for [chiefs], you’ll get the rugby team—its players, results and history…, Amit posted in the article
Check out your Google search, you can now see a top list above the other search results, which will give you more exact answers or more subjective lists compared to the earlier results.
It seems Google is planning a new method, it says sometimes search results might not just be in the web, it might be in your email, or somewhere else. and they are issuing a trial version where users can sign up and get information from your Gmail right from the search box. So if you are including a search term, and if you happen to have emails matching the query term, that would also get listed.
As the best way to ask a question is asking it out loud, Google says it also has combined our speech recognition expertise, understanding of language and the Knowledge Graph so that Voice Search can better interpret your questions and sometimes speak the answers back as full sentences. It seems they will soon release an app similar to Google Now. As posted in Times of India : Google Now, if permitted, uses a person’s search history and GPS coordinates to give useful nuggets of information even before it is searched. For example, if information is available, Google Now can tell a user when the next train would arrive as soon as he reaches the station, even if he had not searched for it.
Well now the fiction is getting real, i wonder how sophisticated will today’s fiction movies get, in order to stay as a fiction in this sophisticated world.