The current generation of search engines just tells you where to find information (returns a list of webpages). The next generation of search engines could anticipate what you are searching for, and actually find the information for you.
In this conversation, Cynthia Rudin — associate professor of statistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and director of the Prediction Analysis Lab — leads a brainstorming session to envision the future of the search engine.
Challenges for the audience:
* What are some cases where Google fails miserably?
* Do you sometimes want to find the answer to a complicated type of question? How do you envision the answer being presented?
* Do you have ideas of what the capabilities will be for the next generation of search engines?
* What are some lessons we can learn from search engines from the past? This will be mainly audience participation.
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