▲ ▼ Outsource common searches to someone
When I want to find out more about something - could be an illness, a new topic I found interesting (AI/ML), or just new travel ideas, I spend hours searching online, reading reviews, blogs, forums, etc. and then creating a mental conclusion about what I found. In the process, I bookmark pages for later review and make notes if necessary.
Can I out-source this work to someone to kind-of, summarise the findings and give me a balanced view, highlight the most relevant links for me to look at and basically cut-down a lot of the initial time I spend on searching things?
Wouldn't employing a freelance Research Analyst solve this?
Well, I would have to go to a site like Fiverr or Upwork or TaskRabbit and first vet the research analyst - which could then be a hit or miss. Plus I would pay a one-time fee for every little project/search.
Lot's of things that can be done by hiring people are being automated or being offered as services.
As for me, I don't care who the researcher is as long as I get good results.. so I'm ok if the actual searching is done in a black box.. can an app offer this service to me?
The difference would be knowledge vs information, A research analyst as @yogesh suggests would be able to employ their knowledge to gather data from different sources and present you in the format suited for your needs and where as someone who presents you the information from just the search results without subject matter expertise wouldn't necessarily satisfy your goals.
Perhaps may be the problem is that the existing search engines not being able to serve you well for your needs? Related problem - /problems/207 .