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Category Archives: Search Engines

StreetScoop Local News Search

Research Buzz Search Gizmos: “Do you want local news? I mean LOCAL news? Enter a US address. StreetScoop will find the nearest large city, query the FCC for the television stations in the area, and aggregate those domain names along with your street name into a Google search, which then opens in a new tab. If the address you entered is not found you’ll get an error. Please don’t use abbreviations for street types — use Street not St, Road not Rd, etc. Do not use suites, apartment numbers, or commas in your address. If your address is not found you’ll get an error message. Sometimes it’s finicky for a reason I haven’t determined yet and I apologize. Many thanks to SimpleMaps for the dataset that I needed to get this doing right…”

When do your employees need to disclose their use of ChatGPT?

HR Brew: “…As ChatGPT and other generative AI technologies provide a helping hand to employees, HR teams are grappling with policies regarding its use, including disclosure. Some companies have banned or restricted employees from the tech. Others are embracing the possibilities the tech can offer to employee productivity and see it as a tool to… Continue Reading

Test driving Google’s Search Generative Experience

Search Engine Land, Eric Enge: “I’ve had access to Google’s new Search Generative Experience (SGE) for about a week now. I decided to “formally” put it to the test using the same 30 queries from my March mini-study comparing the top generative AI solutions. Those queries were designed to push the limits of each platform.… Continue Reading

Google Search starts rolling out ChatGPT-style generative AI results If you opt-in to generative AI

Google Blog, May 25, 2023 – “3 new ways generative AI can help you search. We’re starting to open up access to new generative AI capabilities in Search. Here are three ways to try it out. Today, we’re starting to open up access to Search Labs, a new program to access early experiments from Google.… Continue Reading

Google Flood Hub is expanding to 80 countries

Google Blog: “Natural disasters, like flooding, are increasing in frequency and intensity due to climate change, threatening people’s safety and livelihood. It’s estimated that flooding affects more than 250 million people globally each year and causes around $10 billion in economic damages. As part of our work to use AI to address the climate crisis,… Continue Reading

We’ve Got Google. So why can’t we find the research that we need?

YouTube video of May 23, 2023 presentation and alternate link: “Content democratization has led to an explosion in research content: hundreds of thousands of high-quality reports, working papers, briefs, and data sets vital to the global research community. But – yes, there is a “but” – this research is tedious and time-consuming to find, buried… Continue Reading

How to be on the lookout for misinformation when using generative AI

Fast Company: “Until very recently, if you wanted to know more about a controversial scientific topic—stem cell research, the safety of nuclear energy, climate change—you probably did a Google search. Presented with multiple sources, you chose what to read, selecting which sites or authorities to trust. Now you have another option: You can pose your… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 20, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 20, 2023. Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex… Continue Reading

Google Chrome now detects typos in your URLs

The Verge: “Google Chrome will now check for typos in your URLs and display suggested websites based on what it thinks you meant. The company announced the change as part of a larger accessibility update and says the feature will come to desktop first before arriving on mobile in the “coming months.”…Additionally, Google revealed a… Continue Reading