Google Psyche: Autocomplete for 'The State of the Union Is ...'

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In honor of tonight's big speech, today's Google Psyche explores the state of our union. The results are as diverse as you might expect ("strong"! and also, "not good"!), with a nod to a Frank Rich op-ed thrown in for good intellectual measure.


Google Psyche is an exploration of the stories that the world's Internet searches tell. The company's autocomplete algorithm predicts the word a random web searcher is most likely to type next, providing a statistical probe for our collective consciousness.

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Megan Garber is a staff writer at The Atlantic. She was formerly an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab, where she wrote about innovations in the media.

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