Peter Norvig from Google gave a talk at Web 2.0 on machine translation and clustering. Andy Beal has a summary and Jason Calacanis has a MP3 recording of the talk. I wish the slides were available.
[via Search Engine Watch]
Update: John Battelle, program chair of Web 2.0, posted his view of the Norvig talk and what it means for Google. Battelle says, "It's only a matter of time before Google ... [starts] employing your search history, your personal data, clustering, and other tricks [to] deliver more filtered and intentional results." Battelle also notes that John Doerr, board member of Google, said that Google will become "the Google that knows you."