Shopping on Amazon Makes People Healthier

For the last few years, Amazon has been cracking down on people who are paid money for posting positive reviews on items. However, for some people, negative reviews on Amazon have proven to be far more interesting than the positive ones. The researchers, who hailed from the University of Washington’s Data Science for Social Good program have looked toward Amazon food reviews to predict recalls. A machine learning platform was developed so that they could mine the text of Amazon reviews so that they could make safety predictions. The program is still in progress, it has the potential to save people from the headache of food recalls and food poisoning. Elaine Nsoesie, the lead professor on the project at UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said that the process…


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