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Google knowledge boxes are not always the authoritative answer… | Aqueous Digital

Google knowledge boxes are not always the authoritative answer…

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Of later there have been more and more instances of Google dominating particular search results with what are supposedly the ‘definitive’ answers.

As an example when you search for ‘weather in Australia’ you get this sort of result;

Australia Weather

 

This week however we searched for ‘UK Average Temperatures’ and above the Met Office, and Wikipedia came this result;

Google Knowledge Box

Naturally we’re delighted to see a result (even though it didn’t actually answer our question at all) but we would question whether Woodlands Junior School is more authoritative in this respect than the Met Office?

On the brighter side however I know I can now rely on the answers from my nine year old when I want to know anything. Kids are so bright these days I sometimes wonder why we need Google at all….