Leosghost - 8:55 pm on Apr 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
I don't think that they think they have done a good job, in that I don't think that they consider it finished, not by a long way, and along time..( although publicly they say they are happy with it so far..the so far" is important..admission that it isn't finished )..But as all children advance and then fall flat ( and appear to have become stupid to outsiders..but their parents are aware of the progress they are making overall ) ..eventually they become what we would take to be intelligent adults.. (OK a large percentage remain thick as two short planks ..but that is another debate, because if they didn't many of us would have no clickers and no customers )..
Google's AI is still at baby stages attempting to pull itself up to toddler..it in its primary version "Panda" ..is only just over a year old..how intelligent did any of us seem at a year old..
How intelligent at any of this "website stuff" were some of us in our first year..or second etc..some* who have been at this for years, still post or say the dumbest most naive things, here or elsewhere..
I'm definitely not referring to yourself there jmcc :)..but you read these threads and elsewhere ..how many "eejit" or naive misinformed remarks, or tech questions do you see from people who have been at this longer than Google, and who would call themselves pro webmasters..
Lot of things I don't trust Google on ( privacy etc, G+ )..but I think that on AI on serps, is it "two steps forwards and one back" often ( and that is too be expected )..but I think they are getting better year on year, even though there are cataclysmic WT(H <= another letter may be more appropriate there ;-) events that come up from time to time..
Irishsolar posted the same thing while I was typing ..an Irish moment here, Sláinte to you both :-).. the rest of you talk amongst yourselves .. ;-)