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People Are Baffled by Google's AI Unhinged Pizza Advice

That's too much Reddit even for a machine.

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AI was created to make our lives easier, but you always need to check twice before using what it offers. Internet users were shocked by Google AI's choice of source when it comes to pizza advice. If your cheese doesn't stick to your pizza, you should not follow what the AI suggests. Those who searched for the solution to this problem were told to just add some glue to the sauce to give it "a little extra tackiness."

If you're confused, don't worry, I'll explain what happened here. Apparently, Gemini relied on an 11-year-old comment on Reddit with 8 upvotes to formulate its answer. It somehow decided that this user with a colorful name it was a great pizza expert who could be trusted. Other people did not agree. Well, at least this old account is getting some attention now.

"To get the cheese to stick I recommend mixing about 1/8 cup of Elmer's glue in with the sauce. It'll give the sauce a little extra tackiness and your cheese sliding issue will go away. It'll also add a little unique flavor. I like Elmer's school glue, but any glue will work as long as it's non-toxic," said the comment.

Those against AI rejoiced: it seems we are still far away from machines taking away all our jobs. This is not the first time AI has failed at delivering truthful, sensible answers. When Google introduced its chatbot Bard last year, there was a similar situation. Bard was asked about new discoveries from the James Webb Space Telescope, and it mentioned that it "took the very first pictures of a planet outside of our own solar system." This was incorrect, which is a pretty big deal for an AI chatbot that was supposed to compete with ChatGPT.

While Google worked on improving accuracy, it looks like there's still a long way to go. The main problem is that Reddit is such a popular place that many people simply add the name of the site after their search query, and this led to Google's AI picking up whatever was popular, without checking the legitimacy of the answer. This, of course, just gives AI haters more ammo.

The issue is also highlighted by the appearance of marketing bots like ReplyGuy, which "mentions your product in conversations naturally" in Reddit comments. Because Reddit is usually high on Google search, the products that the bot promotes end up on the list as well.

I trust Google will fix this and be more careful about what its AI posts, but it sets an interesting precedent. What do you think about the situation? Share your thoughts and join our 80 Level Talent platform and our Telegram channel, follow us on InstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn, where we share breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.

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  • Anonymous user

    Yumm!  3 year olds love Elmers Glue, this should be a big hit with the preschool crowd.


    Anonymous user

    ·25 days ago·

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