What If Google Insists You’re Dead? Or Married? Or French?


Shalini Ramachandran on the search engine’s “knowledge panels”:

Ron Williams, former chief executive officer of Aetna, thinks the burden should be on Google to ensure accuracy, not the individual.
Mr. Williams, who serves on the boards of Boeing, Johnson & Johnson and American Express, has been promoting his new book “Learning to Lead,” a tome on executive management. His Google panel, featuring his head shot, also until recently incorrectly credited him for “Miami Heat Wave,” a photo collection of muscular men in their underwear, and “Faith & Fat Loss: God’s Way To Permanent and True Transformation.”

One could see how such an error could bother someone…


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