Weaviate is an open-source search engine powered by ML, vectors, graphs, and GraphQL
Google uses machine learning and graphs to deliver search results. Most search engines do not. Weaviate wants to change that.
Bob van Luijt’s career in technology started at age 15, building websites to help people sell toothbrushes online. Not many 15 year-olds do that. Apparently, this gave van Luijt enough of a head start to arrive at the confluence of technology trends today.
Van Luijt went on to study arts but ended up working full time in technology anyway. In 2015, when Google introduced its RankBrain algorithm, the quality of search results jumped up. It was a watershed moment, as it introduced machine learning in search. A few people noticed, including van Luijt, who saw a business opportunity and decided to bring this to the masses.
ZDNet connected with van Luijt to find out more.
Does Google’s RankBrain machine learning improve search results for users? People were wondering at the time RankBrain was introduced. As ZDNet’s own Eileen Brown noted: Yes, and results delivered by RankBrain will get better as it learns what we are trying to ask of it.