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Artificial Intelligence is the Next Step in Search (and everything else)

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Entrepreneur Lars Hard feels he has seen the future of search, information gathering and the web in general, and it is artificial intelligence. Computational intelligence, to put it more succinctly: the ability to gather information or find your destination on the web faster and more efficiently with an artificial search partner that can predict what you want. The number of search engines, the myriad pathways from a user’s inquisitive mind to the answer he or she seeks requires that someone, or some thing, must learn the complexities of people’s search patterns in order to better serve the searcher.

“Everything on the internet will have to get more intelligent,” said Hard.

“Siri is a very good example of what we’re going to see more of in the future,” said Hard, who has set up his own company, ExpertMaker, to develop software for artificial intelligence. The company’s platform consists of a server, toolkit and API that provides its clients with technology for upgrading existing, or building new, AI products.

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