A WebmasterWorld thread named Book Scans - Google making an AI? discusses an old article by George Dyson. In that article it says that he was told by a Google employee that; "We are not scanning all those books to be read by people. We are scanning them to be read by an AI."
That applies to Book Search but what about Web Search? Would the next generation of Web search involve AI? That is what is being discussed at WebmasterWorld now. Most think that AI will play a huge role in Web search of tomorrow. How exactly is the question.
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.