Google Buys Clever Sense, the Developer of Location-Based Recommendation App Alfred

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Google has acquired Silicon Valley-based startup Clever Sense, the maker of mobile application Alfred. The app uses artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms to provide personalized recommendations for nearby restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Clever Sense team will become part of the Google local services division. Clever Sense CEO Babak Pahlavan said, “Ultimately, it was a question of how we can take this to a whole new level?” In addition to recommending local venues, Clever Sense was also discussing using its technology to make deal recommendations and recommend local activities and entertainment. The purchase may be a step forward in Google’s goal to create a “serendipity engine” that suggests things based on user’s locations.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Related to the Above News

What is Clever Sense?

Clever Sense is a Silicon Valley-based startup that developed the mobile application Alfred.

What does Alfred do?

Alfred uses artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms to provide personalized recommendations for nearby restaurants, coffee shops, and bars.

Has Google acquired Clever Sense?

Yes, Google has acquired Clever Sense.

What are the terms of the deal between Google and Clever Sense?

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

What will happen to the Clever Sense team after the acquisition?

The Clever Sense team will become part of the Google local services division.

What was Clever Sense discussing in addition to recommending local venues?

In addition to recommending local venues, Clever Sense was also discussing using its technology to make deal recommendations and suggest local activities and entertainment.

What is Google's goal with the acquisition of Clever Sense?

The purchase may be a step forward in Google's goal to create a serendipity engine that suggests things based on user's locations.

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Advait Gupta
Advait Gupta
Advait is our expert writer and manager for the Artificial Intelligence category. His passion for AI research and its advancements drives him to deliver in-depth articles that explore the frontiers of this rapidly evolving field. Advait's articles delve into the latest breakthroughs, trends, and ethical considerations, keeping readers at the forefront of AI knowledge.

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