Several brief accounts have appeared of Peter Norvig’s presentation at the Web 2.0 conference where he spoke about Google’s work with clustering approaches. This is pretty interesting, given the mythic status that the page rank approach has achieved. One account:
“[We’re] trying to go just beyond keywords and the linking structure of the Web, the innovation that we brought to search, and get behind the deeper meaning,” Norvig said during his presentation. [Google Sets Sights on Clustering, Translation]
The promise and challenge of Generative AI is now central. This is a summary overview of some of the major directions and issues, acknowledging that things are moving very quickly. I intend it as background to later posts about library implications and developments.