jimbeetle - 7:05 pm on Dec 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
“We all want the Star Trek computer, and what we are building is exactly in that direction, where you can ask it anything and it will proactively tell you things,” says [Amit] Singhal. “That is where this is headed. The Knowledge Graph is one of those key components that are necessary but not sufficient to build it. Likewise with speech recognition. When you put the whole package together, that is how you arrive at the future—and we at Google are far ahead in all of those spaces.”
Google Gets A Second Brain, Changing Everything About Search [xconomy.com]
An in depth look at what's behind the Knowledge Graph and the direction in which Google is moving. *Don't* put this on your TL;DR list, it's important stuff.