Google Introduces Prediction API

Google introduced a new Prediction API at its I/O conference last week, which provides advanced analytic services for Internet-connected applications, on premise or in the cloud. Access to the Prediction API is currently by invitation only.

The Prediction API enables access to Google's machine learning algorithms to analyze your historic data and predict likely future outcomes. To use the API, developers need to first upload their data to Google Storage and then use the Prediction API to make real-time decisions in their applications.

The Prediction API implements supervised learning algorithms as a RESTful web service to leverage patterns in data, providing more relevant information to users. By running predictions on Google's infrastructure, scaling becomes effortlessly as the data grows in size and complexity.

The Prediction API leverages Google's machine learning infrastructure to give you the tools to analyze your data and reveal patterns that are often difficult to manually discover. The API also enables you to use those patterns to predict new outcomes, which facilitates the development of all types of software, from textual analysis systems to recommendation systems.