Google’s new AI-powered search results are ripping off news sites

Posted on AllSides August 31st, 2023
From The Center
Steve Marcus (Reuters)

Earlier this year, as part of its experiments with artificial intelligence, Google released a new search feature that provides an AI-generated overview of search results. The idea is to get users to their answers faster, without needing to leave the search results page. Google says the AI-generated digests use key points from news articles that are not behind a paywall. Critics say the summaries amount to theft, and could incentivize media organizations to put more of their work behind paywalls.

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