Google is accelerating a little too fast into the AI unknown
SummaryIts plan to suffuse its online toolkit with generative AI is too risky
Google is deep in the AI arms race now. The search giant made a flurry of announcements last week about enhancing its main products with artificial intelligence. In line with Bloomberg reports of a rush to stuff generative AI into as many services as it could, the company revealed at I/O, its annual developers conference, that new tech for generating content was coming to Gmail, Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Photos and more. It also unveiled the biggest change to Google Search in years, the awkwardly named “search generative experience," a single, AI-generated answer to queries that will sit above the usual results of ads and links.