brotherhood_of_LAN - 11:16 am on Oct 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
>when they don't have ANY "knowledge"
They have plenty open source content to work with, but fair enough they do not 'own' a lot of the content they can infer things from, but that's always been the nature of search engines (or whatever they may call themselves).
The inferring of knowledge is pretty much what we all do anyway, nothing is certain to be fair. We just take in and use information with varying degrees of trust, and hopefully we can take that information and use it in a thoughtful way.
> business strategy
Anyone is welcome to prevent Google or any other bot from visiting their site, and in Google's case, the taking of your content. There's been plenty disgruntlement about Google's ethos but that's probably better localised to its own threads.
It just makes sense for them to approach things this way. The world isn't a bag of words.