DTNS 2426 – Google Browser MD

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja is with us today to talk about Google’s new health facts surfacing in search. Can Google claim to be unbiased while curating facts?


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Show Notes

Today’s guest:  Patrick Beja, DTNS contributor and host of the Pixels podcast, Le Rendez-vous Tech, The Phileas Club podcasts, all of which are available on Frenchspin.com


Today’s great title suggestion:

Google Browser, MD (winner)

Damn it Jim, I’m a Google not a Doctor!

Turn Your Head and Search

Google product manager Prem Ramaswami posted an announcement of Google’s new search feature that adds medical facts to the sidebar when you search for common medical conditions. The knowledge graph box, similar to ones you get with Wikipedia content, will have three tabs called About, Symptoms and Treatment. The facts come from top sites surfaced by algorithm and then reviewed by Google’s own team of doctors and fact-checked by doctors from the Mayo Clinic. Google hastens to add these are not to be considered medical advice.

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