Googling Your Genes

November 15, 2005 | Source: Washington Post

“Sergey Brin and Larry Page have ambitious long-term plans for Google’s expansion into the fields of biology and genetics through the fusion of science, medicine, and technology…. ‘Too few people in computer science are aware of some of the informational challenges in biology and their implications for the world,’ Brin says….,” in The Google Story by David A. Vise.

“‘The ultimate search engine,’ says Page, ‘would understand exactly what you mean and give back exactly what you want.’

“The critical path inside the Googleplex includes experimentation with artificial intelligence techniques and new methods of language translation. Brin and Page are hopeful that these efforts will eventually make it possible for people to have access to better information and knowledge without the limitations and barriers imposed by differences in language, location, Internet access, and the availability of electrical power.”