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"What I’ll be doing [at Google] is developing hierarchical methods specifically aimed at...

"What I’ll be doing [at Google] is developing hierarchical methods specifically aimed at understanding natural language, extracting semantic meaning," says inventor/futurist Ray Kurzweil in a wonky interview discussing his plans for Google (GOOG) search. Kurzweil hopes to create a "deep learning algorithm" that leverages a huge natural-language database to decipher the actual meanings of search phrases and article texts. Google has already been investing in natural-language analysis, and Yahoo has begun dipping its toes in this space as well. (Wavii acquisition)
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  • Whitehawk
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    Most deep learning algos are little more effective and efficient as the neural net algos of the prior decades, not to mention just as computationally intractable. The mileage on "simple" hidden Markov models has been surprising. To go to the next level...will require new approaches.
    5 May 2013, 04:58 PM Reply Like
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