Sunday, 25 January 2015

The next generation of search engine ... developed by the Pentagon?

" doesn’t sound like a typical name for a defense contractor.

But the New York-based web analytics startup has been awarded more than $1 million through a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program called Memex, focused on developing the next generation of web search.

"It's trying to explore all of the myriad use cases that search and webcrawling can do for you that aren’t just commercial web search," says cofounder and CTO Andrew Montalenti.

One early anticipated application, for instance: tracking and shutting down online transactions related to human trafficking and modern-day slavery."

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