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Google Keep can autocomplete your grocery list entries

Engadget

In the years since Google launched Keep, its note taking app/service has continued to slowly add new features, and today it's rolling out a couple of new tricks. The Keep website has a lightly refreshed design that looks similar to the new Google web layout, while across platforms (Chrome extension, Android and iOS) it's now able to show previews for links to websites with a picture, the page title and domain. It has a new autocomplete feature that only works on lists so far, and it can also detect duplicates as soon as they're entered. They're not huge changes, but they should make staying organized a little easier, or at least prettier.


Google autocomplete reveals the most popular searches on countries around Europe

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Google, the all-seeing all-knowing entity, is certainly host to some interesting insights about Europe. Based on the most common searches people have typed in with regards to certain countries, there appear to be some pretty off-the-wall world views. According to Google's autocomplete function, which uses algorithms to suggest search terms based on what you've already started typing, a vast quantity of people write'Wales is better than England' in the search box and'Lithuania is boycotting supermarkets'. Turkey, meanwhile, 'is a Trojan horse'. This map reportedly reveals the most common phrases people type into Google search in regards to different countries in Europe, using the internet giant's'autocomplete ' function A map showing common search suggestions on Google for nations around Europe has been compiled by Citybase.


Google alters search autocomplete to remove 'are Jews evil' suggestion

The Guardian

Google has altered autocomplete suggestions in its search engine after it was alerted to antisemitic, sexist and racists entries. Google's autocomplete feature aims to suggest common searches after a user enters one or more words into the site's search box or address bar of its Chrome browser. Typing the phrase "are Jews" into Google, the search engine suggested "evil", for "are women" it again suggested "evil" and for "are Muslims" it suggested "bad", an Observer article reported. On Monday the searches for Jews and women no longer returned those results, although the "are Muslims bad" autocomplete was still present. A Google spokesperson said: "We took action within hours of being notified on Friday of the autocomplete results."


Google will remove misleading election-related autocompletes

Engadget

In the fight against fake news, even a search engine's autocomplete suggestions can create confusion. Google announced today that it's updating its autocomplete policies related to elections, adding that it will "remove predictions that could be interpreted as a claim about participation in the election" as well as "predictions that could be interpreted as claims for or against any candidate or political party." Things that sound like they might be claims about voting methods, requirements or status of voting locations will not be shown either. So if you type something like "You can vote by" or "you can't vote by" into the search box, autocomplete won't suggest finishing that statement with "phone." Similarly, if you enter "donate to," political parties or candidates should not show up as suggestions. You can still type "You can vote by phone" if you wish, or "donate to party candidate" and get those results.


Can We Eliminate the Typo? -- CheckRecipient

#artificialintelligence

If you say the 6 letter acronym'QWERTY' to almost anyone in a professional setting, they'll instantly think of their work device -- the keyboard on their computer, the pop-up on their tablets, and the numerical pads on their BlackBerrys. If you ask most people why their keyboard is laid out in such a way they wouldn't know the answer. In fact, it stems back to the mid 19th Century when budding entrepreneurs Christopher Sholes, Samuel Soule and Carlos Glidden came together to create the Remington 1, the first commercially successful typewriter. Telegraph operators used machines to transcribe Morse code over a series of iterations. The common misconception is that the keyboard was created to prevent keys jamming and for a mechanical reason.