Larry, Larry And The Field Of Artificial Intelligence Essay

1055 Words Nov 4th, 2014 5 Pages
Lawrence “Larry” Page was born on March 26th in East Lansing, Michigan. Larry’s father was a professor of computer science at Michigan State University, and also a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence. Larry’s father supposedly gave him his first computer when he was just six years of age. Larry earned an undergraduate degree in engineering with a concentration in computer engineering at the University of Michigan, but later, Larry was admitted to the prestigious doctoral program in computer science at Stanford University. Larry met Sergey Brin, Google’s cofounder, during an introductory weekend for new students at Stanford. Sergey had already been enrolled when Larry joined the PhD program, one weekend, Sergey was assigned to a group that showed the new students, including Larry, around the campus. Apparently Larry and Sergey did not get along before they ended up working together on the research project that eventually became Google. The main goal of Larry and Sergey was to create a search engine that would find the most relevant web pages. Google’s technology was the first to “treat the internet as a democracy,” the way Google works is that it analyzes “back links” to see how many times other sites have linked to it. They figured the websites with the most links were the most relevant, therefore they would appear at the top of the search results. At first the search engine was named “BackRub,” but that didn’t stick, and it was later renamed “PageRank.” It soon…

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