Google’s new strategy for search is to provide you with answers, not just links, said the company’s executive charmain Eric Schmidt
in an interview with Walt Mossberg
and Kara Swisher
at the D9 conference today.
“We can literally compute the right answer
,” said Schmidt, referencing advances in artificial intelligence technology.
Instead of looking for links, he said, we’re at a point in technology where many answers to search queries can be computed
, rather than simply returning a list of links from an index.