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martinibuster

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New Google Algo Turns Your Content into a Wikipedia Page
« on: May 17, 2018, 02:24:34 PM »
This algorithm takes topics from Wikipedia, queries the search engine for documents, then outputs original summaries in the form of wholly original content.

Google has created the algo equivalent of a Wikpedia editor who can automatically paraphrase your content.

They created two versions. One that uses the content from the web and another one that uses the content from the citations listed in Wikipedia, you know, the pages Wikipedia editors stole  paraphrased the content.

The research paper does not discuss the ethical issues.

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-article-algorithm/253565/

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Re: New Google Algo Turns Your Content into a Wikipedia Page
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 02:45:04 PM »
The research paper does not discuss the ethical issues.

None applicable, due to their new golden rule: "One says a recent justification for moving ahead amounted to: If we donít do this, a less-scrupulous rival will."
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-14/inside-google-a-debate-rages-should-it-sell-artificial-intelligence-to-the-military

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Re: New Google Algo Turns Your Content into a Wikipedia Page
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 03:43:15 PM »
>> If we donít do this, a less-scrupulous rival will.

Many years ago, in a discussion about something else entirely, someone made this point ... that if we don't do this, someone else will.

The response from an old man in the group has guided many of my ethical decisions ever since.

"Yes, it might come to pass, regardless. But it will happen without me."

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Re: New Google Algo Turns Your Content into a Wikipedia Page
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 04:52:52 PM »
Holy crap. If this has the same effect as when they moved image search content over to their servers it's going to hurt traffic.

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Re: New Google Algo Turns Your Content into a Wikipedia Page
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 06:23:38 PM »
Right now it's a research publication. But.... I could see them implementing this in some form to accommodate Voice Search at the very least. Voice Search can already recite stories to users today.

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Re: New Google Algo Turns Your Content into a Wikipedia Page
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 08:22:07 PM »
I'll be pretentious... it seems pretty obvious that Google (or generally any other search engine) will take 'entities' as in 'topics of interest' and reproduce their own wording of them and that is their primary intention.

Alternatively, it's the '10 pale blue links' or some alternative other unverifiable person's version of words. Seems like all you old pros would know this was going to happen anyways

It's not even about the "most relevant internet links" anymore, there's the knowledge graph and then everything else.

When it's like that the "mashing together of two or more competitor's articles" seems insignificant, as if content spinning was a new thing.

Quite ingenious really, now it's the responsibility of people to come up with genuinely new content to satisfy the growing beast.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2018, 08:31:08 PM by BoL »

martinibuster

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Re: New Google Algo Turns Your Content into a Wikipedia Page
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 05:45:06 AM »
This a step toward becoming the Star Trek Computer that Google has long aspired to be. This is real. This is the goal at Google, what Google is reaching for.

Star Trek:
Computer. <-- (Trigger Word)
What is the velocity of the spacecraft?

Google:
Ok Google <-- (Trigger Word)
Who is the actress that played the mom on Lost in Space?
« Last Edit: May 18, 2018, 05:57:31 AM by martinibuster »

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Re: New Google Algo Turns Your Content into a Wikipedia Page
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 10:19:05 AM »
>goal

Yeah but Google would put ads up on all the bridge view screens. 

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Re: New Google Algo Turns Your Content into a Wikipedia Page
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 12:15:28 PM »
Wow. Content Spinning on steroids.

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Re: New Google Algo Turns Your Content into a Wikipedia Page
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 08:53:02 PM »
>Content Spinning on steroids.

I'm kinda jealous.

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Re: New Google Algo Turns Your Content into a Wikipedia Page
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2018, 01:20:48 PM »
>Content Spinning on steroids.

I'm kinda jealous.

I feel the same.

Have been debating posting this, but switch the name on the paper from Google to anything else and the general reaction may be all together much more positive.

That said, I've just been brainwashed for 3 days at Google i/o and may have been assimilated.