Archive for the 'AI' Category

Natural Language Search Engine Optimization

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

This is a tip for search engine optimizers of the future, a future in which Powerset, or a similar system, grabs a major piece of the search market. Powerset has language understanding capabilities well below those of a human. In particular it deals much better with sentences constructed in what might be referred to as […]

Is there an uncanny valley for natural language search?

Monday, April 9th, 2007

There is a hypothesis pertaining to robotics and computer generated, human-like characters called the Uncanny Valley. It states that as robots become more and more human-like, the comfort of humans interacting with them takes a sharp dip before it rises again towards fully human interaction. In Fernando Pereira’s latest take on Powerset, he eludes to […]

Artificial Artificial Intelligence at ChaCha

Friday, September 29th, 2006

ChaCha is a new search engine that will connect you to a personal search assistant (a human!) to help you with your query. Matthias decided to test it out with a challenging query: Status: Looking for a guide … Status: Connected to guide: SomeGuide SomeGuide: Hi there. I will be helping with your search. SomeGuide: […]