Factualities for Wednesday, August 8, 2018

August 8, 2018

Beyond Search noted these factualities in the last week. Believe ‘em or not:

  1. TGI Fridays, The home of the loaded baked potato, allegedly doubled business and grew
    “engagement” by 500 percent with… artificial intelligence. Source: Venture Beat
  2. Machine learning is like medieval alchemy. Source: Guardian
  3. According to Internet Live Stats, Google conducts 40,000 searches per second. No data about relevance was provided. Source: CBS
  4. There will be 90% fewer attorneys in the next 5 to 10 years. No word on what happens to these proud professionals. Source: Egypt4U
  5. Google and Facebook  together controlled about 61 per cent of all online advertising revenues in 2017 and cornered a 25 per cent share of all media advertising revenues…Google earns around 85 per cent of its revenues through ads, for Facebook that figure is close to 98 per cent. Source: Rediff
  6. 50 percent: The number of people who purchased electronic gadgets for their pets. Source: Shinyshiny

Stephen E Arnold, August 8, 2018

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