Kudos to Google for going too far this April Fool’s day a job well-accomplished this year!
Google didn’t disappoint, keeping with the tradition of their April Fool’s pranks. This year, they carried a unified message with Google’s CADIE, and it would appear that every department got involved in this effort.
CADIE (Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity) is Google’s new I-can-think-for-you artificial intelligence supercomputer. CADIE has been featured on (or has she taken over?) many of the Google properties and blogs.
Given a female persona and voice, CADIE apparently learns and acts from what it sees others doing. Stepping out of a bad technology/”Big Brother” movie, CADIE is able to make decisions for your, based on general socially accepted behavior. Disregarding ethics, completely, CADIE has a tricked-out home page in Blogger that mimmicks many adolescent MySpace pages. CADIE’s YouTube page follows suit, with a great amateurish background. CADIE’s justification is that it’s scraped the Internet, looked at what is socially acceptable and presented “herself” accordingly.
- Google Images,
- GMail (Auto-reply)
- Google Maps
- Google Mobile
- Google Documents
- Google Earth
- Google Knol
- Google Code
- Google on Twitter
- Official Google Blog
- Google Chrome Blog
- Google Code Blog
Did I miss one? Leave me a comment and let me know.
I’ll have a whole wrap-up of the Web’s best April Fools pranks later in the week. If you can’t wait, Search Engine Land has a nice write-up of what’s going on today. Dont’ forget about the annual new products at Think Geek.
Does anyone know where Matt Cutts is today?
2 thoughts on “Google’s April Fool’s Prank – CADIE”
Hi! Love that you’re following this. There is also an Australian specific CADIE product – the gBall football! Check it out here http://www.google.com.au/intl/en/gball/
The reference is a little hidden but on the “FAQ” page… I think google.com.au had a little *too* much time on their hands for this one 😉
Love and hugs!
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