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Cynthia Rudin on The Next Generation of Search Engines

Cynthia Rudin on The Next Generation of Search Engines

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.

More information on this event here:
https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/node/99130

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