Google Phone Patent : Predicting Your Phone Calls
The patent, Nonstandard locality-based text entry, was filed in 2005.
This patent is truly groundbreaking in what the application could do. Imagine that you are planning a night out in London.
- At 6pm Google could predict you are looking for a restaurant and, given your history of looking for directions to Chinese restaurants every week, would select an array of suitable places for you to eat.
- At 9pm you would turn your phone on again and Google would know you wanted bars near the restaurant.
- At 11pm Google again predicts you need a list of local taxi firms.