"Making My Job Difficult and AI is Worse Than Useless

"Making My Job Difficult and AI is Worse Than Useless

Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman Criticizes Google Search and AI

Nobel laureate and economist Paul Krugman has expressed his concerns about the declining quality of Google and other search engines, stating that it is making his work increasingly difficult.

In a recent post on X, formerly Twitter, Krugman lamented the degradation of search results, making it challenging to track down reports for his research. He also criticized artificial intelligence, calling it "worse than useless."

Krugman's criticism comes amidst growing concerns about the effectiveness of Google's search engine and AI. Earlier this month, reports emerged that real-world data contradicted Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai's claims of success with Google's AI search. Users were reportedly seeking to disable the feature due to its ineffectiveness.

This follows the backlash faced by Google's AI Overviews, previously known as Search Generative Experience (SGE), for providing unusual and inaccurate responses.

On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk also acknowledged the "real problem" of search result degradation and shared a hack to improve Google search quality.

Krugman's concerns highlight the growing need for improvement in search engine technology and AI tools. As these tools play an increasingly important role in research and information gathering, ensuring their accuracy and effectiveness is crucial.