Artificial Intelligence

12 famous quotes on artificial intelligence by Google founders

07th Jul `14, 01:43 PM in Artificial Intelligence

“Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on…

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“Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the Web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We’re nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on.” - Larry Page, October 2000 (source)

“Google will fulfill its mission only when its search engine is AI-complete. You guys know what that means? That’s artificial intelligence.” - Larry Page, May 2002 (The Big Switch, page 212)

“The ultimate search engine would understand exactly what you wanted when you typed in a query, and it would give you the exact right thing back, in computer science we call that artificial intelligence. That means it would be smart, and we’re a long way from having smart computers.” - Larry Page, November 2002 (source)

HAL had a lot of information, could piece it together, could rationalize it. Hopefully it would never have a bug like HAL did where he killed the occupants of the spaceship. But that [level of artificial intelligence] is what we’re striving for, and I think we’ve made it a part of the way there.” - Sergey Brin, November 2002 (source)

“If you had all the world’s information directly attached to your brain, or an artificial brain that was smarter than your brain, you’d be better off.” - Sergey Brin, 2004 (source)

“Every time I talk about Google’s future with Larry Page, he argues that it will become an artificial intelligence.” - Steve Jurvetson, January 2005 (source)

“We are not scanning all those books to be read by people, we are scanning them to be read by an AI.” - Unidentified Google engineer, October 2005 (source)

“One of our big goals in search is to make search that really understands exactly what you want, understands everything in the world. As computer scientists, we call that artificial intelligence.” - Larry Page, October 2005 (source)

“The ultimate search engine would understand everything in the world. It would understand everything that you asked it and give you back the exact right thing instantly. You could ask ‘what should I ask Larry?’ and it would tell you.” - Larry Page, May 2006 (source)

“People always make the assumption that we’re done with search. That’s very far from the case. We’re probably only 5% of the way there. We want to create the ultimate search engine that can understand anything. Some people could call that artificial intelligence.” - May 2006 (source)

“Google wants to be the best in search. To reach that goal Google wants to have the world’s top AI research laboratory.” - Google internal company paper, October 2006 (source)

“One of my favourite things is artificial intelligence, but it has gotten a very bad rap, but my prediction is that when AI happens it’s going to be a lot of computation and not so much clever algorithms but just a lot of computation. My theory is that if you look at your programming, your DNA, it’s about 600 megabytes compressed, so it’s smaller than any modern operating system, smaller than Linux or Windows or anything like that, your whole operating system, that includes booting up your brain. So your program algorithms probably aren’t that complicated, it’s probably more about the overall computation. We have some people at Google who are trying to build artificial intelligence and to do it on a large scale to make search better. Very few [other] people are working on this, and I don’t think it’s as far off as people think.” - Larry Page, February 2007 (source)

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