07 Jun

Artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the internet landscape, from innovations like ChatGPT to Microsoft's Copilot, which utilize AI to enhance user productivity.

However, the drawbacks of AI may overshadow its benefits. Google Search, for instance, has introduced "AI Overviews," which are AI-generated summaries displayed at the top of search results in response to user queries.

While this feature aims to assist users, Google Search has faced criticism for generating nonsensical answers in some cases. For instance, AI Overviews have suggested unconventional solutions such as eating pizza with glue or drinking urine to alleviate kidney stones.

Google Search Model: The Brave Browser Founder Issues a Warning

Not unexpectedly, this has led to criticism regarding Google and its AI-powered search engine model.

Google Search is now an answer engine rather than a search engine, according to Eich. "There are no links to verify the answer, the summary lacks footnotes, and the answer is supposedly taken from the Oracle of Delphi, which you have to trust."

Eich expressed concern that Google's adoption of AI-generated answers reflects a belief that they can do without the traditional web. However, he argues that human creativity and web development are still essential. He worries that Google's reliance on AI may compromise the quality of its search engine, citing evidence suggesting a decline over the past decade.

To address these challenges, Brave Browser aims to uphold the original vision of the web by providing users with AI-generated answers supplemented with links and footnotes. Unlike Google, Brave Browser refrains from offering AI answers for navigational searches or website inquiries, focusing instead on providing AI responses to questions while providing sources for transparency.

Eich also highlights concerns about Google's AI training data, pointing out instances where Google sourced answers from platforms like Reddit, sometimes resulting in questionable advice being presented as authoritative.

Problems with Data for AI and Google

Along with issues with Google's AI search engine, Eich raises concerns about possible user data abuse by Google.

The Gemini AI terms of service from Google state that "We reserve the right to log your prompts or questions for, I believe, three years." OpenAI lasts for 30 days. You never know. They might not be mining your data, and they might not even train their algorithms immediately. Thus, you should reconsider your questions or prompts if they are sensitive, according to Eich.

Eich continued, "Brother Browser does not have this problem," pointing out that the big language models in the browser do not record user information.

"Our objective with Browser AI is to provide robust privacy assurances using cryptography over time. You want to be able to manage the privacy and where the data is used," said Eich.

In favor of Blockchain and Innovation in Cryptocurrencies

It's noteworthy that Eich has consistently advocated for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.

In order to support the Brave web browser, which is based on Ethereum (ETH), he introduced the Basic Attention asset (BAT) as its native asset in 2017. Eich went on to say that Solana and Bitcoin are now supported by the Brave Wallet.

"To expand the self-custody wallet's network, we are working on other cryptocurrency transactions. Given the evolution of cryptocurrency, we firmly believe in self-custody," he declared.

June 2024, Cryptoniteuae

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