I don't think it is healthy to dwell on the past and spend time lost in nostalgia, but it is good at the start of a new year to reflect on the passing year, and determine to make sure that the coming year will be much better in terms of every measure that can be used. In that spirit, I encourage everyone to do their best to make 2017 their best year ever, in whatever terms you feel are important to you.
Here is a Google review of 2016 in terms of search that may inspire you to do your best in 2017.
Year in Search 2016 – from Google
Have a fantastic New Year! Celebrate wisely!
John Lombaerde – VP-NJ for Markethive
This is a fascinating article by the New York Times on the evolution of Google Translation using Rank Brain and Machine Learning or Deep Learning to achieve some rather spectacular results. This is a long read, but definitely worth the investment of time. It goes to the heart of what Google is doing internally that has profound implications for search and nearly everything Google is doing now and in the long-term future. Highly recommended.
The Great AI Awakening
Let me know what you think about this!