[The Algorithm Will See You Now]
Top internet searches relate to travel, shopping and medical symptoms. We explored the possibility of an algorithm accidentally mixing up data acquisition, outcome and diagnosis of the user/visitor.
A satyrical and entertaining interface, illustrates human google(psycho)-somatic behaviour usually characterised by symptoms search. Although digital health claims to be around the corner, the algorithms still need a bit of polishing in order to make sense of the big data available. The diagnosis presented by Algo-Somatic software brings a witty medical composition of terms mixed up with other words available in internet databases. The software also suggests some products as treatment. We aim to illustrate how far the internet shopping/travel/symptom-search experience can go.
- [Angelica Braccia, Angelica.firstname.lastname@example.org]
- [Julianne Hofmann, Hofmannjuliane@gmx.de]
- [Johannes Schweig, Angelica.email@example.com]
- [Pablo-David Rojas, firstname.lastname@example.org]
HOW WE BUILT IT
We used a glossary of tourism/travel and let our medical symptoms checker explore it and come back with diseases. The disease descriptions are linked to products that can be bought for palliative treatment. The symptoms checker questions is based on real questions from online checkers and online offers.
We used HTML to create an interface for the user.
More diseases to be added and more databases