This new Google News feature could be the most important thing in a long time

Take modern jazz, for example. That’s not good. Years ago I ran across a great term: ego-casting. Instead, it’s perhaps the app’s one feature that takes an old school approach by dropping the algorithms altogether. From TheNextWeb:
Announced at last week’s Google I/O keynote, the AI-powered Google News app officially landed today on iOS. It’s too complex, too rich in nuances, for the average person to get it right away. As one poly sci professor once told me “There’s right, there’s left and somewhere in between is the truth.”
This brings me to the new Google News feature. I like it. It’s called “Full Coverage.”
Full Coverage drops the algorithmic sorting and opens your mind to opposing viewpoints. I’m not saying you need to be forced to listen to this music, but it’s very helpful if someone takes you by the hand to explain what’s going on. But whether intentional or not, Full Coverage is the antithesis to the way most of us consume news. Otherwise, it’s just too much trouble. Keep reading. The same goes for news. The app, which serves as a replacement for the seemingly-abandoned Google Play Newsstand on iOS devices, is excellent. And vice-versa. For Google, it’s just doing what it does best: indexing everything. Sometimes we need repeated unintentional exposure to things that we don’t like before the penny drops and you begin to really understand what’s going on. No one likes it at first listen. Some will only watch Fox News and feel that MSNBC features nothing but insane liberals. It describes our tendency to only seek out and consume things that we agree with that which makes us feel included and comfortable. But it’s not the AI that I find most compelling. While it’s great to have algorithms that recommend media that we might like, this isn’t always a good thing. It leans heavily on Google’s superb AI to surface stories you’re most likely to care about, whether in your backyard or across the globe. With the click of a button, Google displays dozens of competing takes, voices, and sources for the same story. Social scientists call this confirmation bias. The result is that we created personal bubbles that protect us from anything disagreeable. No matter on which part of the political spectrum you live, it’s natural to only read/watch/consume the information that reinforces your worldview. Same thing for opera or classical music.
This new Google News feature could be the most important thing in a long time