In May, Google launched a major overhaul of its search results. The Knowledge Graph on the right-hand side of the page displays facts and images about the subject of your query alongside the usual Web results.
It’s about mapping the real world into something that computers can understand. It’s all about taking real-world objects, understanding what those things are and what the important things about them are, and also their relationship to other things. That’s the part I find the most fascinating: What is the relationship between all these different things?