1. Bing, DuckDuckGo, ChatGPT Search, Copilot Hit With Outage

    By Kate Irwin A number of different web search and AI tools experienced outages early Thursday morning including Microsoft's Bing search engine, the search engine DuckDuckGo, Copilot, and ChatGPT's internet search abilities. At 6:30 a.m. ET, DuckDuckGo and Microsoft's AI Copilot we
  2. Chatbot Hallucinations Are Poisoning Web Search

    Untruths spouted by chatbots ended up on the web—and Microsoft's Bing search engine served them up as facts. Generative AI could make search harder to trust. Web search is such a routine part of daily life that it’s easy to forget how marvelous it is. Type into a little text box a
  3. Ask Jeeves Search Engine – The first with plain language queries and natural language processing.

    Ask Jeeves was a popular search engine in the late 1990s that introduced a novel approach to web searches, prioritizing user-friendly, plain language queries over carefully worded keyword searches. Launched in 1997, the platform quickly gained traction for its inventive use of a