As we approach the celebration of the 4th of July, I thought it might be interesting to share a request for information made to the US Federal Register and a post on the Whitehouse blog. The US government is interested in what Artificial Intelligence might mean to the people of the United States, and how we could learn about it more. To find out, they are asking for comments by July 22, 2016.
The Semantic Web is making an even stronger appearance recently at Google than it has in the past. With knowledge panels, carousels listing all kinds of things (and people and places), structured snippets merging query answers with question answers into a single snippet, OneBoxes of many different kinds, and even Hummingbird responding better to longer and more complex queries, it’s the future of Google.
I’m presenting on it this morning at the Javit’s Center in Manhattan at SMX (Search Marketing Expo) East, in a session titled “Hummingbird and the Entity Revolution”
I included a number of links and references within the presentation that we didn’t visit or spend time on, for anyone who might want to visit those for more details. The basic premise behind my presentation was that Social Media has changed the expectations of searchers and the search engines have had no recourse but to change in response, and SEO likewise is evolving to meet those expectations.
Initial nominations for The First Annual Semmys Awards, honoring individual blog posts & articles in the Search Engine Marketing Industry, came out last week.
SEO by the Sea was honored with 14 nominations in 6 different categories amongst that initial group. The initial nominations will be reviewed by judges chosen from the Search Engine Marketing Industry, and reduced to a smaller amount.
From there, public voting on the finalists will happen. I don’t believe that any dates have been set yet for voting.
I’d like to congratulate everyone who has been nominated.
Every business has the potential to gather an incredible amount of data, and a business like Yahoo can be an extreme case.
What kinds of things can you do with that data? Where do you even begin? What interesting patterms might you find in very large databases? How can that data be used within your business processes? What does it mean for blogs, and photosharing sites, and social search?
What does the use of that data mining mean to searchers, and to advertisers?
At the KDD 07 conference (Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining) in San Jose this past August, Usama Fayyad, Yahoo’s Chief Data Officer and Executive Vice President of Research & Strategic Data Solutions presented on a couple of topics, and was interviewed, and videos from those are now available on the Web.
The videos present a unique perspective of how Yahoo uses data mining in its everyday business (including advertising), and presents interesting looks at knowledge discovery and data mining itself, especially when it needs to scale to very large databases.
A little glimpse into my journey to the San Jose Search Engine Strategies Conference this past week.
I headed out to BWI airport outside of Baltimore, usually about an hour drive, and wondered if I would make my flight after an accident delayed traffic along the way. I hope the people involved the collision are ok. I managed to get through security, and make it to the plane on time for my journey to Salt Lake City.
After my layover in Utah (wish I had a window seat, so that I could actually have seen the lake – did see the Bonneville Salt Flats from my aisle seat), I get on a plane headed for San Jose. I end up sitting next to a rocket scientist (the NASA documents and his killing time solving maths problems were a giveaway).
The plane arrives without any delays or problems, and I take a cab to the Airport Best Western (closer to the center of Santa Clara than San Jose), where I was planning on spending very little time over the weekend, before moving to the Fairmont in downtown San Jose.