Search engines could be lubricated by quantum maths

2019-03-02 08:06:02

By Mark Buchanan QUANTUM theory has a reputation for obscuring things as much as for pinning them down. But its underlying mathematics could help internet search engines to assess web pages more efficiently. One reason for Google’s enormous success is PageRank, an algorithm that measures the importance of a web page by examining the other web pages that link to it. To calculate a page’s ranking, Google’s software bots crawl the web,