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How Operating System AI’s make use of Page Rank to Organize your Life

Today, operating systems like Google’s Android, and Apple’s IOS employ artificial intelligence like Google Now and Siri in order to ease simple tasks such as planning one’s schedule and sending messages to friends.  Google Assistant, Google’s next venture in the world of AI, promises to make finding and sending information, and organizing one’s own data even easier.  The systems make use of voice commands to perform each task, and work better the more they are used.  Google Assistant also promises to offer useful information even without being asked, such as showing movie times to someone texting about movies.  While the AI all perform similar tasks, some work better than others.  For example, Apple’s Siri had trouble differentiating a request for the contact for CEO Tim Cook with a request to google him.  Google’s AI did not have this trouble.  The reason for this is likely because Google makes use of a ranking system like that of its page ranking system.

Google Assistant is advertised as a personal Google, and as such employs a similar mechanism to that of its traditional google search.  While the assistant is not organizing pages, it uses a similar ranking system to that of its page rank.  Important information is pushed to the top, while one must scroll to see less relevant items.  Additionally, Google uses this ranking system to discern what information would be most useful to show depending on what task is being performed.  For example, Google can tell you related information that is useful to know, such as restaurants located near an address you looked up in Google Maps. By utilizing a ranking system, Google’s AI can better predict pertinent information and perform tasks at a faster rate than its competition.


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