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[infowar.de] Google will Wahrheit von Politiker-Aussagen überprüfen
Via Slashdot, sehr passend zur vorigen Meldung.
Siehe auch dies hier, von Eric Schmidt himself:
"And then there’s my dream product — I call it serendipity. It works like
this. You have two computer screens. On one you’re typing, on the other
comments appear checking the accuracy of what you are saying, suggesting
better ways of making the same point. This would be good for journalists
and politicians too!"
Mir wird zwar Angst und Bange, wenn Googles Computer über "Wahrheit"
entscheiden, aber ich stelle mir gerade vor, dass man das mit der
"sentiment analysis" aus dem vorigen Artikel verknüpft. Dann käme wohl
etwa das hier raus: "Zeige mir nur diejenige negative Berichterstattung
über die USA, die auch wahr ist." :-)
Google boss warns politicians about Internet power
Oct 3, 8:53 PM (ET)
LONDON (Reuters) - Imagine being able to check instantly whether or not
statements made by politicians were correct. That is the sort of service
Google Inc. boss Eric Schmidt believes the Internet will offer within five
Politicians have yet to appreciate the impact of the online world, which
will also affect the outcome of elections, Schmidt said in an interview
with the Financial Times published on Wednesday.
He predicted that "truth predictor" software would, within five years,
"hold politicians to account." People would be able to use programs to
check seemingly factual statements against historical data to see to see
if they were correct.
"One of my messages to them (politicians) is to think about having every
one of your voters online all the time, then inputting 'is this true or
false.' We (at Google) are not in charge of truth but we might be able to
give a probability," he told the newspaper.
The chairman and chief executive of the world's most popular Internet
search engine was speaking during a visit to Britain this week, where he
met British Prime Minister Tony Blair and spoke at the opposition
Conservative Party's annual conference.
"Many of the politicians don't actually understand the phenomenon of the
Internet very well," Schmidt told the Financial Times. "It's partly
because of their age ... often what they learn about the Internet they
learn from their staffs and their children."
The advent of television taught political leaders the art of the sound
bite. The Internet will also force them to adapt.
"The Internet has largely filled a role of funding for politicians ... but
it has not yet affected elections. It clearly will," Schmidt said.
Writing in the Sun tabloid, the Google boss said the online world has
empowered ordinary people with the ability to challenge governments, the
media and business.
"It has broken down the barriers that exist between people and
information, effectively democratizing access to human knowledge," Schmidt
"This has made us much more powerful as individuals."
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