Webometric Thoughts

September 24, 2007

Automatic algorithms risk trouble

Filed under: Google Suggest — admin @ 1:32 pm

Search Engine Roundtable have pointed out that when typing in “Israel is ” into Google Suggest, it suggests that it is a terrorst state. Whilst that isn’t very nice, before we get too carried away lets put it in perspective. It equally suggests that Britian is both shit and finished:

Search engines can only produce results based on the information that they are fed with, either through web pages or through search engine queries, unfortunately most people out there aren’t very nice. We can’t really blame Google for holding a mirror up to society and showing us that people in society are crappy. Although what do I know? According to Google suggest David is stupid.

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