Introducing Google Brain Search for mobile

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 11:34 PM

Ever had a word on the tip of your tongue but just couldn't remember it? Or perhaps blanked on a person's name in a socially awkward situation? Or even suffered memory deterioration due to ordinary aging or questionable life choices? If so, Brain Search for mobile may be for you. Using our new CADIE technology, we can now index the content of your brain to make it searchable, thus bringing you aided retrieval of memories. Check out this video to see how it works:



Your phone already has an antenna, which can pick up wireless signals. CADIE technology modifies the input wavelengths so it can read brain waves. Go to the Brain Search App (here on a computer or here on a phone.) If you bring your phone to your forehead, your phone can index your brain, making it searchable. 

Since your phone is now modified to read brainwaves, you don't even have to type your search. Put your phone to your forehead and think your query, then click on "Search me". This is helpful in situations where you don't want onlookers to know what you're searching for, so you can feel comfortable asking personal things such as "What did I eat that's making me so gassy?" or "Did I ever go out with that girl? She looks vaguely familiar." And, since CADIE's artificial neural networks run faster than those of a human being, it is faster for her to search through your thoughts and memories than for you to do it yourself.

Brain Search is available for the US, UK, France, Germany, and Italy, and on a number of different devices.

  • On Android and iPhone devices, Brain Search runs in the browser, taking advantage of HTML5 and Gears technologies.
  • On Windows Mobile devices, make sure you download and install the latest version of Google Mobile App. Click the Panda icon (CADIE's choice, don't ask us) to get to Brain Search.  
  • On Blackberry devices (US and UK only), make sure you download and install the latest version of Google Mobile App. Type "Brain Search" in the search box. You'll get a link to Brain Search in the search suggestions below. 
To get started on any of these, go to google.com on your mobile device, and click the Brain Search link.

Don't forget. Brain Search.


Posted by Effie Seiberg, CADIE team

22 comments:

mydigitaltrip.de said...

you posted it to early! but nice hoax ; )

gerrrg said...

Triple bonus points for this year! It just keeps getting better, doesn't it?!?!

Puneit Singh said...

Nice April Fool's joke.. but its so techi.. that the joke is on you Google

Fabrolino said...

happy april

skolima said...

Why isn't Nokia S60 supported?

Aniruddh D said...

Nice April fool :)

teh.ed.x said...

Be sure to enable content filtering under preferences, it might index thoughts you DON't want to be indexed!

Ernie said...

Not impressed!

Justin said...

Remember Altavista search my computer? It was a lot like this. Also in a lots of ways it was different.

Ben Watson said...

I tried it today and it can't seem to recall what this was supposed to be about. Also the "jog your memory" function is not properly tied to the accelerometer in iPhone. When I shake it, I get "dance" as the response every time.

Lucas13Blassioli said...

primeiro de abril

researchgrrrl said...

As an archaeologist, I greatly appreciate the potential this app has. However, when I use it to recall mediaeval Latin, hieroglyphs from the Ptolemaic dynasty, or anything from the late Uruk period to the earliest Dynastic period in Sumeria, BrainSearch auto-translates everything into English. Is it possible to disable the Rosetta feature, or are we stuck with that until the next release?

Thanks and cheers!

fajr said...

On 2312AD we will see this everywhere :P

Kate said...

this is totally awesome, but they should make it available to download after april 1st for those of us who couldn't get on the internet 'till it was too late.
:(
=^.^=

Crash said...

Hey! where is "Delete"?
every thing goes right untill this morning, but now i should give my phone to dady!

So, where is that (...) "Delete" key?

;)

Dirk Jan van der Wal said...

Installs just fine, keep getting a 'no data to index' notification though. Any thoughts?

:-))

Raza said...

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Justin said...

Why can't I search the web through SMS, but I can lookup the weather?

Aniruddh D said...

@Justin: U can search via SMS, Google is providing this technology already in India where U just need to send a keyword to a perticuler no and after that u'll get results in form of text msg directly to ur phone.

Justin said...

@Aniruddh D: Currently in the US we have a command 'web "web search"' which returns results, perhaps it's the same feature?

Aniruddh D said...

@Justin: I think it's the same feature but the difference is you need to send your search terms to 466453 which can be a premium no so user can be charged for premium Text charge here they introduce a normal no 9-77-33-00000 so user don't need to pay premium charges just the standard charges and if user having a free TEXT plan then i think they don't have to pay anything..so it can be handy and free. U can find out more here:

http://www.google.co.in/mobile/default/sms/

Justin said...

At least Google's web snippet service is cheaper than the KGB service, which is a dollar per question, and usually works for most questions.