“Google has unveiled its vision for how it will incorporate AI into search,” tweeted The Verge’s James Vincent. "The quick answer: it’s going to gobble up the open web and then summarize/rewrite/regurgitate it (pick the adjective that reflects your level of disquiet) in a shiny Google UI.”
That’s pretty much where the new web is going. AI will essentially steal and then repackage content from original source works. In time, there will be no reason for publishers to stay online, their businesses will go kaput and offline they go. Which in turn, stops feeding the AI machine.
What a disaster.