Will Google support a new engine that will kill Google?

12 Aug

I just copied and pasted this following piece from Prof. Oren Etzioni‘s website:

About the Turing Center

The Turing Center is a multidisciplinary research center at the University of Washington, investigating problems at the crossroads of natural language processing, data mining, Web search, and the Semantic Web.

The Center was established in May 2005 with a multi-million dollar gift from the Utilika Foundation, which is augmented by federal research grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity as well as support from Google and the Washington Research Foundation

Earlier I published a piece stating that Prof. Oren Etzioni is trying to build a new answer engine which eventually will  replace the Google search engine. However, I just noticed a note in Prof. Etzioni’s web site that Google is supporting his work. This is a surprise to me because this means Google is committing suicide, as this Google-killer engine can be taken by any company and used against Google. How can this support be explained? Open question. Anybody care to answer, please?

By the way, I am looking for answer engine builders for a new civilization. Surely such an engine will be the number one enemy of Google and will not receive any support from Google. This is sooo clear…

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