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