IBM’s Watson entertained tv audiences as it challenged previous Jeopardy winners to a man VS computer showdown. But this kind of trivial knowledge is already handled by google’s search engine for millions of people. So which is smarter Watson or Google and which would win in a Jeopardy match up? With Google’s ability to gather loads of information across the web in milliseconds, and Watson’s design specific to playing the game who is better suited?
Google search volume by language.
Data visualization of global Android device activations from October 2008 to January 2011.
Google Goggles gets rid of your keyboard and uses your camera to search the internet. Another great tech feature to enhance things around us. By using your smart phone you can simply take a picture of anything and the phone recognizes what it’s. On the go tool…great deal.
This is great website that makes use of Google Earth technology and creates an interactive movie. Although some address do not work, I think it is just Google Earth’s incapability to have detailed views for remote places. I just think that it is a very creative website that is very playful. In the future, I would like the designers of this website to let people upload their own picture that will project on the person running. This will really make a personal movie.
In a bid to study behavioral economics, social networking, and game theory, DARPA offered prize money to anyone who found 10 weather balloons located around the country.
The aim of the network challenge was to explore the unprecedented ability of the Internet to bring people together to solve tough problems and to mark the Internet’s 40th birthday.
Also to exhibit how the Internet has become an integral part of society and the global economy over the years.
Google Goggles is a phone application that takes what the camera sees and does a search on it and it just got the ability to read text and translate it, though in only five languages for now.
If you haven’t searched on Google in the past day or so then maybe you should wander over there because they updated the results page to provide better tools for navigating results.
Saw this article on CNN about how for the first time since September 15, 2007 Google was not the most visited site in the US. Facebook took that title showing the strength of web2.0 though Google had taken the title from MySpace so it will be interesting to see what happens next. Will Google take back and maintain its spot? Will Facebook be replaced just like MySpace was?
A couple of artists decided to explore the boundaries between the real and virtual by staging a street scene as a Google street cam drove by. It was sort of staged, but the idea is interesting.