Google’s AI Overviews Fail at Fact-Finding but Excel at Entertaining, and Other AI News


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Google's standing as the world's most used search engine has been taking a reputational hit since the company behind the service started delivering AI Overviews, answers to users' questions served up at the top of search results and based on AI-generated summaries compiled by Google's Gemini generative AI chatbot. The overviews are part of the company's efforts, detailed at its annual I/O developers' conference, to do the "Googling for you." The aim is to spare us from slogging through the typical list of search results by using AI to deliver an answer to our queries, "faster and easier," by letting...