Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ Google is redesigning its search engine — and it’s AI all the way down

Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

During the playoffs I like to keep track of the scores, so I do a search. Problem is, there are four games, but Google only displays three results. It's so frustrating. I have to scroll way down to get a link to the actual website that displays all the scores. If Google has its way, I might never get to that website at all. As Kottke summarizes, "it's better/cheaper to provide potentially wrong answers to keep you clicking within Google than it is to send you away for the right answers." And an answer doesn't have to be incorrect to be wrong. It just has to be something I don't want. Like incomplete scores. Or summaries instead of sources.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2024 01:21 a.m.

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