Google Psyche: Autocomplete for 'The Internet Is ...'

By Megan Garber
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Our evaluation: Fair enough, for the most part. (Cats, especially.) But: Boring?!?

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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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/01/google-psyche-autocomplete-for-the-internet-is/251676/