Another Year, Another April 1 Google Prank

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 1, 2009 9:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – Not even massive layoffs in its own house can stop Google from having a little fun on April Fools' Day, the Business Insider reports. The search giant announced it had turned on CADIE, the "world’s first 'artificial intelligence' tasked-array system." The neural network quickly went rogue and revealed a deep passion for pandas on its blog. CNET runs down other  features powered by CADIE:

  • Gmail autopilot, which scans your email and sends the "perfect" reply. "Impress everyone with your prompt and insightful responses."
  • Chrome now updated for use with 3D glasses.
  • Fix those photos: Picasa now allows you to add red-eye to your pictures.
  • In other Googleverse holiday news, YouTube is now upside down. The site suggests you flip your monitor as well, tilt your head 180 degrees, and move to Australia for the best viewing experience.

CADIE's website.
CADIE's website.   (Google)
Google headquarters.
Google headquarters.   (AP Photo)
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