Google Psyche: 'Jeremy Lin ...'

Great moments in Autocomplete, courtesy of Google search and collective consciousness 

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So who is this Jeremy Lin fellow everyone's suddenly talking about? Google's prediction algorithm, in this case, ends up providing a pretty tidy summary of the basketball player's thus-far-peripatetic career. 

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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.

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