Google CEO Eric Schmidt is on record wondering how YouTube will make money for Google. I doubt that the elections video search gadget unveiled today is the immediate answer, but it offers an intriguingly possible answer.
Google's speech experts from the company's research center came up with the gadget. Here's how it works:
Videos from YouTube's Politicians channels are automatically transcribed from speech to text and indexed. Using the gadget, you can search not only the titles and descriptions of the videos, but also their spoken content. Additionally, since speech recognition tells us exactly when words … Read more