Information Retrieval

Naver and Foursquare to develop POI search engine


Naver Labs and Foursquare, the US-based search-and-discovery social networking service, will cooperate to develop a POI search engine, the companies announced. The two will also work together to find new business models that use the developed engine. Naver Labs will use Foursquare's various search data to develop the engine, which will read consumer needs. The US social networking firm services include Foursquare City Guide, a suggest and review guide for global cities, and Foursquare Swarm, which allows users to share their experiences of locations they visited. It also operates API, SDK, as well as advertisement solutions.

How to build a search engine - Part 2: Configuring elasticsearch


In this post we will focus on configuring the elasticsearch bit. I have chosen the Wikipedia people dump for the dataset. This is the wiki pages of a subset of people on Wikipedia. This dataset consists of three columns – URI, name, text. As the column names suggest, URI is the actual wiki link to that person's page, name is the person's name.

What real-world problems can AI really solve? An interview with YITU Technology · TechNode


You might have heard about those ATMs that use facial recognition instead of cards and PIN numbers for authentication. You might also have seen on the news a smart security algorithm that helps police identify suspects and cracks criminal cases. Artificial intelligence (AI), the wiz behind these advanced technologies, is permeating our daily lives--everything from financial services to public safety to healthcare and transportation. YITU Technology, one of China's front-running AI startups, has developed solutions that help solve real-world problems. YITU now has the ability to enable accurate facial recognition with a large database of over 1 billion faces in just one second, and their technology has in fact assisted Chinese law enforcement in criminal investigations.

China's Answer to Google Can Clone Your Voice Within Just Seconds of Hearing It


The Google of China, Baidu, has just released a white paper showing its latest development in artificial intelligence (AI): a program that can clone voices after analyzing even a seconds-long clip, using a neural network.

Bias already exists in search engine results, and it's only going to get worse


The internet might seem like a level playing field, but it isn't. Safiya Umoja Noble came face to face with that fact one day when she used Google's search engine to look for subjects her nieces might find interesting. She entered the term "black girls" and came back with pages dominated by pornography.

Building a Content-Based Search Engine I: Quantifying Similarity - deep ideas


The explosion of user-generated content on the internet during the last decades has left the world of querying multimedia data with unprecedented challenges. There is a demand for this data to be processed and indexed in order to make it available for different types of queries, whilst ensuring acceptable response times.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Search Engines


It was not long ago that Artificial Intelligence (AI) was only in the realm of science fiction. Today, it has become a reality and is only growing more prominent in many different industries every day. This includes the internet as AI in search engine technology has been around for a few years. The algorithms used to rank pages have been affected considerably by AI already and that trend will continue into the foreseeable future.