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The rise and fall of Microsoft’s new Bing
A week ago, the New York Times gushed about Bing, heralding a revolution. The internet doesn’t seem convinced
What a week it’s been! Here’s Kevin Roose, at the New York Times, just a week ago:
And here’s the internet, over the last couple days, decidedly less awestruck:
Tay lasted 16 hours, before Microsoft took it; Galactica lasted three days.
Time will tell whether the new Bing lasts longer than a Truss of lettuce.
Gary Marcus (@garymarcus), scientist, bestselling author, and entrepreneur, is a skeptic about current AI but genuinely wants to see the best AI possible for the world—and still holds a tiny bit of optimism. Sign up to his Substack (free!), and listen to him on Ezra Klein. His most recent book, co-authored with Ernest Davis, Rebooting AI, is one of Forbes’s 7 Must Read Books in AI.