Category Archive: Google

Google Search Is Getting Smarter

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The news that Google’s head of AI, John Giannandrea, will take over from Amit Singhal as head of search (who is retiring), is a clear indication of where the internet colossus is headed.… Continue reading

Deep Learning the Key to Advanced AI

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While chess, Scrabble, Jeopardy! and Othello have been mastered by computers using artificial intelligence, one game has eluded developers – the 2,500-year-old ancient Chinese game of Go. Recently top AI experts said that… Continue reading

Why the Web Needs Ads

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In 2011, Harvard-educated math wunderkind Jeff Hammerbacher said: “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.” This cynical statement summed up the attitude of the time… Continue reading

Don’t Skip This

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Believe it or not, it’s five years since YouTube introduced the concept of video ads preceding popular videos, with the now-famous ‘Skip Ad’ button that gave advertisers just 5 seconds to entice viewers… Continue reading