Peter Norvig, Google’s Director of Research, talks with Eric Enge from Stone Temple. Excellent read.
Here’s a bit from the intro of the interview.
As you will see in the transcript below, this discussion focused on the use of artificial intelligence algorithms in search. Peter outlines for us the approach used by Google on a number of interesting search problems, and how they view search problems in general. This is fascinating reading for those of you who want to get a deeper understanding of how search is evolving and the technological approaches that are driving it. The types of things that are detailed in this interview include:
The basic approach used to build Google Translate
The process Google uses to test and implement algorithm updates
How voice driven search works
The methodology being used for image recognition
How Google views speed in search
How Google views the goals of search overall