#Google is an integral part of my life I can’t live without. I own it a major portion of the person I have become. I am not an innovator, tech geek, or anything like that but without the search giant, I would feel half complete. This is because it is the only AI search engine that has gotten this far to find so much information to answer our questions; A #technology dedicated to finding the answers.

The best thing about the TensorFlow-powered search engine is that it is fetching smarter results over time. Frankly, I can’t remember Google being ever dumb because there wasn’t a worthy opponent in the first place to compare it with. It just has been the best, is still too, and hopefully, the search engine will maintain the reputation in the future.

Google has the answers but not to all of our questions

The search engine has evolved into quite an elaborate neural network. If you haven’t noticed, its deep learning capacity has been boosted and we are seeing more relevant search results and suggestions. But when I try to measure Google Assistant to #AI machines depicted in the movies, there’s clearly a long way to go before we can really tell the AI assistant that “you used to be very dumb once” and hear back an interesting and intuitive reply.

Machine intelligence vs true intelligence

If the idea of true intelligence for you is being as smart as we humans are, then you are probably correct. But you should add one element to this perception that when true intelligence is in question, the boundary between machine intelligence and natural intelligence is dissolved. It does feel like a digital age. Perhaps nature is depreciating DNA and 0’s and 1’s might replace ACTG’s as the code of life.

When AI machines will be able to communicate with us in engaging conversation and raise points beyond our expectations, the question that “are we alone in this universe” will be answered. Or at least the phrase “other than the AI machines” will be added to its end and then the word artificial will only be used to identify machine intelligence, not measure its caliber or wisdom.

Google is too much robotic and lifeless

When you type a question or use keywords on Google to search for something, the AI program doesn’t ask itself what you really mean. It just sends your queries to the “encyclopedia of the internet” cached into its datacenters from where relevant addresses are retrieved as search results. All through this process, the program doesn’t execute a single function not programmed into its neural network.

AI development needs to aim for the moon

Honestly, I love Google as it is now, I couldn’t expect more based on the fact that the tech companies prioritize business first and innovation later. They grow based on short-term benefits they return from every piece of hardware or software technology. Google is so far the only company with real Moonshot projects and only seconded by SpaceX when it comes to taking risks.

However, Google needs to change. It needs to become the moonshot it is trying to create. Everyone in the Silicon Valley knows that artificial intelligence is the future of computing and whoever makes it first wins the race. Even a year-old startup could dethrone Google as the world’s most favorite search engine if it comes up with a really ‘aware’ AI technology.

Awareness demands the desire to discover which comes by questioning. So the real question is when will Google start to question?