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Google reveals RankBrain AI handled 15% of its search queries over the last few months

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By John McCarthy | Media editor

October 27, 2015 | 2 min read

Search giant Google has revealed it has been reliant on an AI called RankBrain to handle many search queries entered into the engine.

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An artificial intelligence platform entitled RankBrain has been piloted by Google for the past few months to increase the accuracy of its search engine guesses, a lead scientist on the project told Bloomberg.

Greg Corrado, a senior research scientist working with RankBrain, said that the AI uses vectors to handle vast amounts of calculations required, using this computing power to hazard educated guesses on unfamiliar search terms.

The self-learning tech has the potential to improve its results accuracy the longer it is in operation, with it working on 15 per cent of queries filed by the engine over the last few months.

Corrado added that the project had “gone better than expected” and has the power to give Google the edge over its search rivals.

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