Hitting a Sticky Patch

Google is racing to replace their old search results with AI powered answers. Sometimes that works out. Sometimes things get weird. Google promised a better search experience — now it’s telling us to put glue on our pizza. “The feature, while not triggered for every query, scans the web and drums up an AI-generated response. The answer received for the pizza glue query appears to be based on a comment from a user named ‘f-cksmith’ in a more than decade-old Reddit thread, and they’re clearly joking.”

+ Google’s AI search tool is producing flubs and fabrications. Of course, errors are to be expected in a new-ish tech product. This is what the rabid race towards AI gets us. A lot of it will be funny. A lot of it won’t.

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