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"Google Frankenstein: Machines To Choose Your News


Wow how convenient, just stand at the end of their conveyor belt and ingest.
Mon Apr 12 2010 08:15:34 ET

GOOGLE CEO and Obama political activist Eric Schmidt declared this weekend that his machines will help decide what news you receive!

News sites should use technology to PREDICT what a user wants to read by what they have already read, Schmidt told the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEWS EDITORS, where a few humans still remained in the audience.

"We're all in this together."


Schmidt said he doesn't want 'to be treated as a stranger' when reading online.

He envisions a future where technology for news editing could help tailor advertisements for individual readers.

And he wants to be challenged through technology that 'directs readers' to a story with an 'opposing' view.

[An odd suggestion from the CEO of a company long accused of offering little to no conservative-leaning links on its news page, while aggressively promoting left-leaning hubs.]

Schmidt said GOOGLE is working on new ways to push adverts and content for consumers, based on what stories they've read.

What stories his machines have selected.

Developing.. "


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Rick GComment by Rick G - April 12, 2010, 12:08 pm
Boy is that wonderful!!! How kind of them to tailor our news and consumer needs for us. Will they have electrodes we can attach to our brains to stimulate our brains for us too?
konaneComment by konane - April 12, 2010, 12:58 pm
Thanks Rick! Part of the 'assimilation process' perhaps .... Borgdom here we come!!!!!

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