Google on Monday released a video regarding its Solve for X project, which the company says is "a place where the curious can go to hear and discuss radical technology ideas for solving global problems."

It's got a TED-like think tank feel to it, but possibly with oodles of Google resources behind it. It appears related to Google's up-to-now largely secretive Google X research lab that the New York Times recently shed some light on

The blogosphere has buzzed about Google X being the hatchery for such rumoured technologies as Majel, a supposed answer from Google to Apple's Siri voice assistant technology.

You can watch the video of this here.

Google last year shut down the separate Google Labs, which was responsible for scads of cool and useful projects, including Gmail and Google Goggles.