Google’s Amit Singhal tells us about the Dreams Search Engines

Do Googlers dream of electric algorithms? For a little insight into what makes the search engine that became a verb tick, we recently attended a talk by Amit Singhal, one of its chief engineers. Amit is part of the team in charge of tweaking and improving Google’s ranking algorithms and has 20 years of experience when it comes to sorting through data, with that time split into even decades spent within the academic sphere and over in Mountain View. What he had to tell us mostly revolved around his aspirations from when he started out back in 1990, but it’s the way that Google has acted to meet each of those goals that’s the fun and interesting stuff (or as we like to call it around here, the meat). So do put on your reading monocle and join us past the break.

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