Google VP Recommends Fact-Checking Google Bard Content
In a recent BBC interview, Debbie Weinstein, Vice President of Google UK, cautioned users to be skeptical of generative AI, particularly when relying on Google’s Bard AI for factual information. She recommended using Google Search to fact-check content generated by Bard and emphasized that the AI should be considered more of an experimental tool for problem-solving and generating new ideas.
While Weinstein’s advice is sound given the inherent limitations and risks of generative AIs, it is somewhat concerning coming from a high-ranking Google executive. Bard, which serves as a conversational search engine, allows users to access factual information with relative ease, making it tempting for fact-finding purposes.