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Apple Fools: Google Australia gDay with MATE

March 31st, 2008 at 8:43 PM (10 years ago) by Matt Freedman

Apparently this year Google Australia has it’s own April Fools joke. They’ve introduced “gDay with MATE”, a new search feature that allows you “to search content on the internet before it is created”. gDay is powered by “Machine Automated Temporal Extrapolation” (MATE). Here’s some more details:

Using MATE’s™ machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques developed in Google’s Sydney offices, we can construct elements of the future.

Google spiders crawl publicly available web information and our index of historic, cached web content. Using a mashup of numerous factors such as recurrence plots, fuzzy measure analysis, online betting odds and the weather forecast from the iGoogle weather gadget, we can create a sophisticated model of what the internet will look like 24 hours from now.

We can use this technique to predict almost anything on the web – tomorrow’s share price movements, sports results or news events. Plus, using language regression analysis, Google can even predict the actual wording of blogs and newspaper columns, 24 hours before they’re written!

To rank these future pages in order of relevance, gDay™ uses a statistical extrapolation of a page’s future PageRank, called SageRank.

Pretty good, but hopefully Google.com will have something better.

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