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Is Google Getting Dumber?

Posted on April 10th, by admin in Blog. 1 Comment

Much digital ink has been spilled about Google’s new initiative to integrate its various platforms to profile users and ‘provide them with a better experience.’ Basically, what they’re doing is compiling the profile information it once kept on separate platforms, so that it can get a better idea of who you are. Here is one good article that looks at the implications .

I will leave the privacy issues in more capable hands for the moment. What I want to talk about is a more concrete difference that has emerged recently. Basically, Google, as a tool, seems to be getting dumber, at least at the tasks I use it for.

As a translator, Google has been a godsend. My art translation work requires me to track down a lot of obscure quotes, not only from art history tombs, but from every facet … Read More »




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