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Hrmbee OP t1_jbfsi3a wrote

>DuckAssist uses OpenAI’s natural language technology to generate answers to user's search queries at the top of the search results page, making responses more direct than traditional search results. > >Contrary to other generative AI search assistants that use input from thousands of websites, DuckAssist only sources information from Wikipedia and Britannica, hoping to prevent incorrect information from being used when generating answers. > >This restrained approach also differentiates DuckAssist from the AI-powered summarizer that Brave Search launched last week, which sources content from news portals, making it more susceptible to false or misleading information in some cases. > >... > >As for search query anonymity, which sits at the core of DuckDuckGo’s values, the company assures that DuckAssist is fully integrated into its private search engine; hence, user queries or browsing history aren’t logged. > >Some data has to be transmitted to search content partners like OpenAI and Anthropic, but no personally identifiable information or IP addresses are ever shared with those entities. > >DuckDuckGo says that DuckAssist will gradually roll out to users in the coming weeks and promises that this will be the first of the many AI-assisted features it plans to roll out in the coming months.

It's good that this company is rolling these features out cautiously and gradually, and limiting it initially to Wikipedia and Britannica. Also cautiously optimistic that their commitment to privacy will remain with this new service, but only time will tell.


Ovbeywan t1_jbfsr32 wrote

Great, now nitwits can get their insane BS easier and faster


zardvark t1_jbg52dc wrote

I'm sorry, but Wikipedia is not an unbiased, authoritative source. Sure, on technical subjects you can frequently discover a lot of useful, factual information. But, many of their non-technical articles are drenched in woke, Leftist ideology. Even the founder of Wikipedia has criticized them for their propaganda:

It's time to find a new alternative to ddg.


VariousAnybody t1_jbgl1vx wrote

Larry Sanger is a crackpot tbqh.


zardvark t1_jbgnntw wrote

He may be a crackpot, but in this particular case he is, nevertheless, accurate.


CalligrapherNo730 t1_jc17njc wrote

Reddit should just remove downvoting, everything against leftist ideology gets heavily downvoted...


zardvark t1_jc2nlpf wrote

The useful idiots pile onto anything that does not meet the standards of neo-Marxist "thought." I put thought in quotes because these people are not capable of any original thought of their own. They are only capable of regurgitating Leftist dogma, like religious zealots.

They are also quite violent. I recently had one "type" out loud that anyone who does not agree with them should at a minimum be put in a gulag, but what they really deserved was to be gassed and stuffed into an oven. Of course a couple of hours later they deleted this series of comments ...

We are rapidly headed to a very ugly place!