Lapizuli - 8:54 pm on Jul 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google's definitely heading toward becoming the first widespread application of artificial intelligence. And sometimes I like it.
What I wish, though, is for a "sic" option at times - the option to say, "Okay, wiseguy, for this search I want you to stop being a mind reader, and act like a tool, taking my input and giving back predictable results."
If users had a choice to use the search engine as a smart machine for some searches and a plain old simple tool for others, you'd get two very different sets of search results and a lot more happy searchers.