Google has also made some new additions to the Prediction API, which is designed to give developers access to Google’s algorithms to analyze historic data and predict likely future outcomes within their apps.
New additions include multi-category prediction, continuous output, mixed inputs, and combining continuous output with mixed inputs.
That’s just a couple of examples of what can be done with the Prediction API now that it has these new features. Green provides a couple more here.
Google’s continued efforts of prediction are something to keep an eye on, as the company seems to be putting a great deal of emphasis on on them lately. It’s all about getting users information they want more quickly, which can’t be too bad, unless Google’s predictions are inaccurate. Maybe one day they’ll release an Android app that just reads our minds and delivers accordingly.