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Chinese ChatGPT rival from search engine firm Baidu fails to impress
Shares plummet after Ernie Bot AI chatbot software falls short of expectations at unveiling in Beijing

Rhoda Kwan and agencies

16, Mar, 2023 @9:28 AM

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Microsoft’s Bing chatbot to offer users answers in three different tones
Users asking questions to be given option of ‘creative’, ‘balanced’ or ‘precise’ response

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

03, Mar, 2023 @1:48 PM

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‘I want to destroy whatever I want’: Bing’s AI chatbot unsettles US reporter
NYT correspondent’s conversation with Microsoft’s search engine leads to bizarre philosophical conversations that highlight the sense of speaking to a human

Jonathan Yerushalmy

17, Feb, 2023 @9:59 AM

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AI blunders like Google chatbot’s will cause trouble for more firms, say experts
Warning comes as Alphabet’s shares continue to plummet after error made by Bard AI system during demo

Dan Milmo and Graeme Wearden

09, Feb, 2023 @7:12 PM

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Microsoft to power Bing with AI as race with Google heats up
Company to work with OpenAI to improve search and Edge web browser as rival unveils ChatGPT competitor

Kari Paul and agencies

07, Feb, 2023 @11:41 PM

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How will Google and Microsoft AI chatbots affect us and how we work?
Microsoft-backed ChatGPT and Google’s Bard take on the future of search in the battle of the bots

Dan Milmo Global technology editor, and Kari Paul in San Francisco

07, Feb, 2023 @8:56 PM

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Why has Alphabet hit the panic button? Only Google can answer that question | John Naughton
The economic downturn, US lawsuits and the fear of rising tech rivals could be reasons for the firm’s 'code red” alert, but it still has an AI ace up its sleeve

John Naughton

28, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Digital Services Act: inside the EU’s ambitious bid to clean up social media
The legislation aims to tackle problems as wide-ranging as misogyny, disinformation and consumer fraud

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

17, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Google accused of airbrushing carbon emissions in flight search results
Tweak to search engine effectively halves the environmental impact stated for each trip

Alex Hern UK technology editor

25, Aug, 2022 @2:57 PM

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Google will modify search algorithms to tackle clickbait
Content written for the purposes of appearing high up on web search results will be targeted with new changes, the company says

Alex Hern

19, Aug, 2022 @2:32 PM

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‘Data void’: Google to stop giving answers to silly questions
Search engine updates ‘featured snippets’ to reduce the number of often comical errors it makes

Alex Hern UK technology editor

11, Aug, 2022 @11:58 AM

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Is Google’s domination of the internet finally over? Search me… | John Naughton
Questions are being asked about the web giant’s waning powers, but it may just be a storm in an online teacup

John Naughton

19, Mar, 2022 @4:00 PM

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