SevenCubed - 8:29 pm on Oct 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
We have no worry about google becoming a knowledge engine -- there's not enough money in that which is all they really want. That's not their destiny. They are turning their full attention to becoming a paid-inclusion commercial portal.
That's why even though I keep hoping for IBM's Watson to make a splash landing into the internet I don't think he will because there's more potential for IBM to develop it along more useful (and profitable) lines. Like right now for instance Watson is in medical school assisting doctors around the world to diagnose difficult medical cases. Can you imagine google trying to do that right now?! Would you trust google to try to diagnose you for something like that when you see that they cannot even return a simple set of search results accurately?
Watson is light years ahead of google in AI. Also the real engineering architects of data are working in places like Wall Street. For any other aspiring engineers there's always room for them at google.