DuckDuckGo samples search results generated by artificial intelligence

Launch DuckDuckGo DuckAssist: the AI ​​assistant that searches for you on the Internet and collects the most important information for your search.

Generative AI is the trend of the moment. After Microsoft Bing, DuckDuckGo is the next internet service to experiment with AI-generated search results. In Blog, DuckDuckGo Help the duck It also makes the search function immediately available in all versions of the browser.

The way DuckAssist works is very different from, say, Bing Chat. Instead, the tool is an aggregator that finds the best sources of information based on your search and summarizes them for you. So there are no chat functions, and besides, you can’t have an interesting (or very strange) conversation with DuckDuckGo’s AI assistant.

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The tool is now open as a trial version for all DuckDuckGo users. There is no waiting list, no obligation to make DuckDuckGo your default browser, just open the browser and enter a search query. The word “beta” indicates that there are still limitations.

For example, DuckAssist will not appear in all searches. This only happens with searches looking for factual information. The information now for “more than 99 percent” comes from Wikipedia, which means that DuckAssist only summarizes relevant Wikipedia pages.

Source: DuckDuckGo

Gabriel Weinberg says to TechCrunch DuckAssist now relies almost entirely on what can be found on Wikipedia to make the information as reliable as possible. And he says that it is not yet possible to give a one hundred percent guarantee for this. In the future, DuckDuckGo wants to connect more sources with DuckAssist. Weinberg also says that DuckAssist will be the first of many AI features in the browser.

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Quo vadis Google?

Now that DuckDuckGO is also experimenting with AI-generated search results, the pressure on Google will only increase. Google is seeing more and more competitors adding AI functionality, the tech giant is a little behind at the moment. With Bard, Google has the answer, but the unfortunate launch has dampened the momentum. Google is likely to announce important news about artificial intelligence during I/O 2023 in May.

Winton Frazier

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