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Wikipedia: how safe is crowdsourcing the truth?

17 February 2024

1:00 AM

17 February 2024

1:00 AM

Have you ever wondered what feeds your internet search results on Google, Yahoo, or Bing?

What about question-answering systems such as Google’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, or AI language models?

In almost all cases, Wikipedia has a significant role to play as the primary corpus of information feeding the internet.

The success story that is Wikipedia reflects why tech giants such as Google transformed their algorithms to selectively extract Wikipedia’s information to populate its knowledge panels.

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