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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Google Talks to Books

Google makes interesting use of their scanned books.  Could this also be used with other documents, say the knowledge of an enterprise?

Via Quartz:   (Many more good examples there)

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

 " .... Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example?  Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?

Google now has a way to convene that kind of forum—in half a second. Speaking to TED curator Chris Anderson yesterday (April 13), legendary futurist Ray Kurzweil introduced “Talk to Books” a new way to find answers on the internet that should bring pleasure to researchers, bookworms and anyone seeking to expand their thinking on a range of topics.

Type a question into “Talk to Books,” and AI-powered tool will scan every sentence in 100,000 volumes in Google Books and generate a list of likely responses with the pertinent passage bolded. ... " 

 Google AI experiment has you talking to books  ...  in Engadget
The tech giant's other AI experiment is all about word association.

Mariella Moon, @mariella_moon in Engadget
5h ago in Internet  .... " 

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