Image search means having software which can figure out from a digital photo that a cow is a cow. In more complex photos, the software identifies what it can. I recall one demonstration which recognized me as a 20 year old criminal. Close but no cigar.
Phi Beta Iota: Short piece worth a full read. Baidu, Wolfam Alpha, and IBM’s Watson are all full of crap and grossly mis-representing their capabilities. The idiocy of the people marketing this stuff appears to be exceeded only by the idiocy of the media people taking their nonsense at face value.
UN Paper: Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything