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Google Buys Clever Sense, But Not Clever Enough For Siri

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From [URL="http://searchengineland.com/google-buys-clever-sense-an-answer-to-siri-104593"]SearchEngineLand[/URL]:

As is being widely [URL="http://www.techmeme.com/111213/p38#a111213p38"]reported[/URL] Google has bought startup [URL="http://www.thecleversense.com/"]Clever Sense[/URL], which earlier this year launched the local-mobile recommendations app [URL="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alfred/id447020280?mt=8"]Alfred[/URL]. Alfred is like “[URL="http://searchengineland.com/clever-sense-a-mobile-search-engine-thats-like-pandora-for-the-real-world-86853"]Pandora for the real world[/URL]” and was dedicated to creating a comprehensive “interest graph.” Clever Sense assigns or maps physical places to one another based on styles, characteristics and attributes in the same way that Pandora does for music. However this process is all done by “artificial intelligence.”

See SearchEngiineLand for more on how [URL="http://searchengineland.com/google-buys-clever-sense-an-answer-to-siri-104593"]Alfred is explained[/URL].

According to [URL="http://mashable.com/2011/12/13/google-virtual-assistant-alfre-virtual-assistant-alfred/"]Mashable[/URL], Clever Sense's Alfred app is a virtual assistant, but is no where near as "clever" as Siri and does not even possess the voice recognition components that make Siri so special and convenient.

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