Tuesday, May 10, 2011
By Travis Green, Product Manager
Now your apps can get smarter with as little as a single line of code. They can learn to continually adapt to changing conditions and to integrate new information. This week at Google I/O, we’re making the Google Prediction API generally available, meaning you can create apps with these capabilities for yourself. Additionally, we’re introducing several significant new features, including:
- The ability to stream data and tune your predictive models
- A forthcoming gallery of user-developed, pre-built models to add smarts even faster.
- Recommend a new movie to a customer.
- Identify most important customers.
- Automatically tag posts with relevant flags.
Here’s a summary of the features we added to the API today:
- Streaming training data: Continually incorporate feedback for fast-adapting systems (e.g. user-chosen tags vs predicted ones, final purchases vs expected).
- General availability: Anyone can now sign up to use the API. Paid users also receive a 99.9% SLA with increased quota.
- Subscribe to others’ models: improve your apps with others’ predictive data tools.
- Sell access to your models (e.g. sentiment analysis on social media).
- Import customized models through the open-standard PMML encoding.
Thanks to our community of preview developers, who have played a crucial role in helping us make the Google Prediction API simpler and more powerful since its announcement last year at I/O 2010. We are thrilled to invite all developers to join them.
Travis Green's favorite part about his job is designing smart applications. In his spare time, he is in the great outdoors (looking for trouble).
Posted by Scott Knaster, Editor