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Feb. 16, 2023

60. Find Evidence-based Facts Online with Eric Olson

60. Find Evidence-based Facts Online with Eric Olson

If you've noticed the proliferation of fake news and advertising over the past 7 years, you're not the only one! Part of the problem is that all "free" search engines and social media companies are, at heart, advertising platforms. So your top results will be whoever paid the most, not necessarily the best results.

Today's guest, Eric Olson, is trying to change that with Consensus, a search engine that returns evidence-based results. Instead of wading through ads for pharmaceuticals and links to questionable science, you can get the actual facts quickly and easily.

We talk about fake news, the limitations of free, ad-based search engines, and how and why Eric came to develop Consensus. You'll hear some real world examples of how I used Consensus to get the information I needed on dosages of the anti-inflammatory supplements my doctor recommended I take for a knee injury, and learn how you can use Consensus to get the best information for working with your Pilates clients or understanding scientific research on any issue.

About Eric:
Eric Olson is a talented data science professional with a Master’s in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University. Before Consensus, Eric worked at the sports entertainment company DraftKings, where he was an Analytics Specialist building predictive machine learning models to understand the user base better. Eric came up with the idea for Consensus after spending years as a die-hard amateur science consumer and wanting access to better evidence-based information at the click of a button.

Eric formerly was a three-year starter for the Northwestern University Football team, is an avid skier, loves the outdoors, and hopes to convince NFL coaches someday never to punt again.

Website - https://consensus.app/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/consensus-nlp/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ConsensusNLP

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