Cliff Peskin


Jan 27, 2011

What’s trending in Silicon Valley this month? Many say its the new search engine Qwiki funded by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.

Qwiki launched to the general public this Monday and its worth a minute of your time to check out. In a nutshell, Qwiki is an online encyclopedia in which every subject is presented in a quick multimedia presentation compiled by artificial intelligence.

“We’ve all seen science fiction films (or read novels) where computers are able to collect data on behalf of humans, and present the most important details. This is our goal at Qwiki- to advance information technology to the point it acts human,” the company explained in its About section.

For real estate, Qwiki is impressive at delivering quick presentations on famous buildings and new construction projects around the world. For instance, there are Qwiki’s for Trump Hotel and Tower in Toronto and the canceled Ritz-Carlton in Vancouver.

Potential applications for Qwiki are unlimited and the service is very reminiscent of sci fi flicks in which HAL is your teacher.

Check out the below Qwiki for Trump Tower in Toronto:

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