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

Patrick Bohr on Die Bahn fährt at 10:55
Markus Sperzel on Die Bahn fährt at 07:33
Carl Tyler on Does this creep you out? at 02:28
Volker Weber on Die Bahn fährt at 00:36
Thomas Lang on Die Bahn fährt at 00:08
Hubert Stettner on Does this creep you out? at 23:26
Volker Weber on Always on at 21:04
Craig Wiseman on Always on at 21:02
Craig Wiseman on Always on at 21:01
Bill Greenberg on IBM shoots Verse in the other foot at 20:55
Anton Seissl on Apple called at 17:00
Oliver Stör on Apple called at 13:50
Martin Funk on Apple called at 11:28
Hubert Stettner on Apple called at 10:01
Thomas Langel on Apple called at 09:56
Volker Weber on Email disappeared from IBMverse.com at 18:47
John Head on How Apple destroys a small developer at 18:36
Erik Schwalb on Email disappeared from IBMverse.com at 14:08
Lucius Bobikiewicz on How Apple destroys a small developer at 13:55
Ragnar Schierholz on How Apple destroys a small developer at 09:19
Eric Bredtmann on How Apple destroys a small developer at 08:32
Giulio Campobassi on How Apple destroys a small developer at 07:11
Jörg Michael on Hund kann radfahren at 23:37
Martin Hiegl on How Apple destroys a small developer at 22:04
Volker Weber on How Apple destroys a small developer at 17:20

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 12:26

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

© 1992-2015 Volker Weber.
All Rights Reserved.

Impressum