Google's 'RankBrain' artificial intelligence for search is better than humans
What's going on, Brian Hong here, and we're back with your Googlicious for everything
Inside the world of Google.
We've been gone for a while between my vacation and everything else, but we're back and packed with stories.
Now last week Google's parent company Alphabet announced record revenues and profits thanks to increased ad sales and a stronger control on costs, resulting in the stock price going bonkers.
So now during their earnings they talked about their increased investments in machine learning and artificial intelligence.
A Bloomberg report says a very large fraction of the millions of queries a second that people like us are searching for are being interpreted by an AI system by Google Nicknamed Rank Brain.
15% of all sources that were seen have never been seen before and Rank Brain makes a guess at what words or phrases might have a similar meaning and filters the results to make it more effective and handling these never-before-seen searches.
Now, Google search engineers were even asked to eyeball some pages and guess which one they thought Google Search Engine tech would rank on top.
The humans guessed right.
Seventy percent of the time while rank brain had an eighty percent success rate.
Now you guys can check out the Bloomberg article, it's really interesting stuff.
And if you are thinking this out loud, the answer is yes.
You and I will eventually Both be replaced by machines.
Now, machines are already doing more things for us.
Google's driverless cars are another example of what's coming.
The Googs continues to reiterate that they aren't looking to make this a commercial product just yet.
And that might happen around 2020.
But Larry Burns, one of Google's consultants, and GM's former chief technology officer says Google's tech could be ready in less than three years.
Now, a new patent published by the U.S.
Patent and Trademark office
Revealed a proposed Google in-car tool which uses your own wearable device's movements to figure out if you are the driver or the passenger of the car.
Now, people are still driving and texting, or checking the web, or a whole bunch of other distracting dangerous things.
The Google system could theoretically detect who is the driver and disable certain functions on their mobile phone or other devices.
This is not a real product yet and the idea behind it is all obviously about safety, but it's also sometimes just another reason for people who aren't buying a wearable right no to still not buy one.
All right, tablets are getting bigger and bigger these days, and you know who else wants in on that?
Now a Sam Mobile report reveals that Samsung is working on an 18.4 inch tablet, called the Samsung View that can double up as a mini TV for the streaming age.
18.4 inches people.
Now it's reported to have a 1920 by 1080 resolution with [UNKNOWN] 75, 80, 64 bit OptiCore processor and will launch in the US with a price tag of 599.
No release date has been given yet.
There's also this nifty looking handle on the backside because it's as big if not bigger than a briefcase.
Okay, Samsung Pay is also finally available to Verizon users in the US.
With a Galaxy S6, Edge, Edge Plus, or Note 5 after a long period of uncertainty its main advantage is really the ability to use it with old magnetic card base readers as well.
And AT&T released their latest flagship phone with the HTC A9.
And I think it's pretty obvious what design they might have borrowed from or just blatantly copied.
Seriously, as you see, this is just bad, but, Jack Tong, President of HTC North Asia, who has no relationship to me whatsoever Fired back at critics by saying, we're not copying.
We made a uni-body metal-clad phone in 2013.
It's Apple that copies us, in terms of antenna design on the back.
And Jack makes a point.
I had the original HTC One and it was the first uni-body metal design.
But then you guys had to make yours look almost exactly like the iPhone 6 and 6S.
You aren't tricking anyone here.
And remember HTC had that ad campaign called, Here's The Change.
So HTC stands for?
Humongous tin foil catamaran.
Hipster troll car wash.
[UNKNOWN] love it.
High tea catapults.
Hot tea catapults.
Hold this cat.
H T C.
Here's to change.
But now HTC stands for how to copy and in the most pressing issue surrounding Android, fans are freaking out after Apple just pushed out its recent IOS update that supports Unicode seven and eight and the new emojis.
So, Hiroshi Lockheimer the new senior VP of Android Sent out a tweet reassuring users that the Android team is on it.
After write it users complained about them trailing others in the emojji game.There's no date when you'll be getting the new taco, burrito or middle finger emojji's but it might be a few more months and I know that really hurts some of you.
But you have to deal with it and I know you can make it through this.
That's gonna do it for this week's show.
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Thanks so much for watching, and we'll see you next time for some more of that Googlicious.