Seth has a question

by Cem Basman

Seth Godin, marketing guru, states that search has changed the way we interact with the world. He asks us now:

How do you use search to introduce the right buyers to the right sellers when it's not a frequent transaction of a commodity? I have no clue.

I'm betting someone is going to figure it out.

Interesting question. Do you? Maybe the Google guru knows the answer? Or the engine itself?

Tags:

Comments

Hmmm. It seems that's what Tim Berners-Lee tries to solve with the Semantic Web. You know, enter "I want to buy a used yellow Porsche somewhere in Texas" and boom, there's the seller. But I made a bet that the semantic web -- lower-case... a Google AI! -- will take off faster than that. A video illustrates what this will look like:
http://blog.outer-court.com/videos/googlebrain.wmv

For the AI to get that good, Google engineers may be forced to rely on a self-learning bot of some sort (maybe in 20 years?). The biggest challenge may not be to make it smart, but to control it after it gets smart! What if it ponders the meaning of life, or the meaning of itself, instead of answering trivial questions about used Porsche's? Could we blame it?
http://blog.outer-court.com/archive/2004_12_04_index.html

Philipp Lenssen, 2006-07-31 22:18

Well, I have it all figured out. I would even tell the marketing guru who doesn't have a clue, but unfortunately he does not accept comments on his blog. Too bad, really.

Joerg Michael, 2006-07-31 22:54

Do you want to enlighten us then? Permission granted.

Volker Weber, 2006-07-31 23:22

Recent comments

Giulio Campobassi on A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED at 00:23
Volker Weber on A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED at 22:16
Ben Langhinrichs on A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED at 18:58
Volker Weber on A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED at 18:23
Christian Henseler on A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED at 18:20
Dieter Baum on A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED at 17:12
Hans-Peter Kuessner on A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED at 12:39
Andreas Weinreich on A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED at 09:46
Richard Schwartz on A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED at 05:40
Marcel Kujat on A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED at 00:29
Wolfgang Fey on A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED at 23:59
Timothy Briley on A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED at 23:46
Torben Volkmann on A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED at 23:33
Craig Wiseman on A couple of conflicting thoughts on IBM ConnectED at 23:04
Axel Koerv on Will your device upgrade to Windows 10? at 15:35
Roland Dressler on Will your device upgrade to Windows 10? at 09:41
Christian Just on Will your device upgrade to Windows 10? at 23:20
Manfred Wiktorin on Will your device upgrade to Windows 10? at 12:54
Jan Lauer on DHL Lotterie at 11:33
Alexander Koch on Polizei guckt durch die Wand at 01:21
Max Nierbauer on Will your device upgrade to Windows 10? at 23:06
Ben Rose on DHL Lotterie at 18:43
Thomas Cloer on Dropbox for Windows now a Universal Client at 13:06
Volker Weber on Withings Pulse Ox at 12:47
Lucius Bobikiewicz on DHL Lotterie at 12:26

Ceci n'est pas un blog

vowe.net is a personal website published by Volker Weber a.k.a. vowe. I am an author, consultant and systems architect based in Darmstadt, Germany.

rss Click here to subscribe

Hello

About me
Contact
Publications
Certificates
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions
Follow @vowe on Twitter

Local time is 02:21

visitors.gif

Tip jar

Archives

As most of my articles roll off the front page rather quickly, I am making an archive of previous posts available here. You can also use the handy search box at the top of the page if you are looking for something particular.

Last 30 days
More archives

Mobile tag for this page

© 1992-2014 Volker Weber.
All Rights Reserved.

Impressum