Consensus Announces the Public Launch of Their Science Answer App
Consensus announces that their science answer app is now open to the public.
Ever wanted to know what “the science” actually says about your questions? Now you can. This innovative search engine allows users of any expertise level to instantly get answers to their questions from scientific research.
Consensus is designed to provide evidence based answers — in an approachable way — to questions about scientific topics ranging from health, fitness, economics and psychology.
By giving users a view into “what the research says” with the click of a button, Consensus will save valuable time for professionals conducting research and make scientific research approachable to those who have never opened a scholarly document.
Getting people better, evidence-based, answers faster and easier than ever before has been the mission of Consensus since its inception. They believe that scientific research is the most valuable, insight filled source data to ever exist. Yet, the primary consumers of this information are the researchers who are creating it.
Consensus is building the tools to change this using AI to make scientific findings accessible and consumable for all.
“Despite technology enabling access to infinite amounts of knowledge, it has done more to degrade our sense of shared truth than help. This is because getting bad information is easier than evidence-based information. At Consensus, we hope that we can contribute to change by making getting rigorous as easy as a Google search or Quora query.”
Consensus uses AI and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to identify the most trusted claims across the scientific research on any given topic.
“We are striving to be one piece of the future landscape of premium, ad-free, subscription search products,” wrote Olson. “The same organizations who created our misinformation problems due to perverse incentives will never solve them if their ad-based incentives remain the same. The innovation will come from the outside.”
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