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Author: Carsten Kraus

Carsten Kraus is the founder of Omikron/FACT-Finder, who produce learning AI algorithms for search and data quality. www.fact-finder.com. Kraus is an active Go player for many years, and his company is the most common sponsor for Go events in Germany. Besides direct IT topics, he spoke on conferences about the changes that those will bring to society. In 1987, he was the youngest candidate for parliament in Germany. Kraus has published more than 100 articles and was the first to receive the innovation prize by his home city.

The victory of AlphaGo against Lee Sedol is a turning point in history

We are a geeky company and Go is one of the most played games among our colleague. During the last few days there were some pretty exciting discussions on the recent development of AI. What does Alphago winning against Lee Sedol mean? We asked FACT-Finder CEO Carsten Kraus, our founder and active Go-player about the importance of Alphago not for the future of technology but for society.

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How faceted navigation affects your search engine results

In a 5 page report Bloofusion points out, how filter navigation (faceted search) can positively effect search engine results. Last month we presented our new SEO Enhancer for the first time, at the “mail order world congress” in Wiesbaden/ Germany.

The tool is to help shop operators, who use FACT-Finder, to automatically use the knowledge collected by their on-site search and navigation in a way that search engines can rate individual product-categories and product-detail pages higher and index them more easily.

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Paris eCommerce Expo 2010

Wow! The estimation of 30000 Visitors could be right: it’s crowded – and it’s huge! It seems the French are vraiment entering the eCommerce space now. In terms of visitors, this is the biggest eCommerce show in Europe.

Though some international companies – like us 😉 – are present, local players are clearly in the majority. Some proudly announce their French origin, however many have international ambitions. And some are already successful internationally: I had a short talk with Corinne Lejbowicz, the CEO of LeGuide.com, she says international expansion is running very well. Their stand also says (in English!) “No. 1 in France. Already No. 2 in Europe”. And Prestashop, an eCommerce Platform for smaller shops, boosts 40000 online shops operated with their shop system – 28000 of them outside France.

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