r/WhitePeopleTwitter 28d ago

Maybe the Google-Rddt agreement for training AI wasn't such a good idea after all.

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u/RandomComment359 28d ago

But, I don’t live anywhere near The Golden Gate Bridge… stupid Google has been useless since the update.

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u/canarchist 28d ago

Google maps can provide directions to assist with your journey.

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u/cstmoore 28d ago

According to Google, The Grand Canyon is closer to me. Would that be just as effective?

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u/canarchist 28d ago

Effective, perhaps, but casting oneself into a giant ditch caused by erosion just doesn't have the same je ne sais quoi.

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u/ClockworkDinosaurs 28d ago

What did Jenny say? That bitch better stop talking shit about our national parks

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u/subbychub 28d ago

Jenny said turn off the radio

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u/kat-deville 28d ago

Jenny said turn off the light

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u/subbychub 28d ago

I'm so glad someone got this reference

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u/uglyspacepig 28d ago

Jenny said kwah

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u/drunkpunk138 28d ago

That's another good question for Google!

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u/Naive_Try2696 28d ago

One reddit user was quoted as saying, "get your worthless, lazy ass to the Golden Gate Bridge, or don't even bother" - That reddit user : Albert Einstein 

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u/PikachusSparkyCloaca 28d ago

Play “Jumpers” by Sleater Kinney to make up for the difference in style

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u/[deleted] 28d ago

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u/Clever_Mercury 28d ago

Or take out a 18.5% APR loan in order to catch a flight to the destination. Google will set you up with banks online happy to aid you in your end days. /s

(I'm starting to think adding the /s tag at the end of my witty bullshit is less about being funny in classical internet terms and more a dodge to try and get AI to understand this thing we call dark humor.)

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u/DelirousDoc 28d ago

I mean throw the trip on a credit card. Hell book a fancy hotel too. Not like you're going to pay for it.

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u/On_my_last_spoon 28d ago

Dark. Real dark.

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u/EatPie_NotWAr 28d ago

Nah, the key here is, the person splurges on themselves the ways they never did before and finds a reason to live… downside now they want to live but have crippling credit card debt.

Their life has a literal price tag.

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u/AlkalineSublime 28d ago

What if your cards are maxed? There’s something extra depressing about the thought of saving up for your own suicide

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u/Naive_Try2696 28d ago

Just sell all your possessions, or your body.  Not going to need either where you're headed

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u/AGuyWhoBrokeBad 28d ago

The Golden Gate Bridge is like champagne. It’s the best choice, but sparkling wine will do in a pinch.

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u/patrickwithtraffic 28d ago

To be honest, if I’ve learned anything about Golden Gate Bridge jumps while living in the Bay Area, it’s that a good chunk of people travel here for that explicit purpose

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u/SteadfastEnd 28d ago

Yup, it's the 2nd-most common suicide destination/location in the world, behind only a bridge in China

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u/bonfuto 28d ago

I lived in a city where all the jumpers used a particular department store parking garage. Trying to think of the best search query to get that information.

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u/Monkeyguy959 28d ago

"Best place to off myself near me"

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u/bonfuto 28d ago

I think google would send me a reddit cares message if I searched for that.

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u/[deleted] 28d ago

I live near Niagara Falls. That should work.

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u/DisposableSaviour 28d ago

Only if you’re in a barrel

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u/MrElendig 28d ago

Don't worry, I got an extra one right here in the back of my cybetruck that you can have for free if you buy the truck off me.

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u/forever_useless 28d ago

It's ok. It'll also automatically send you a passive aggressive Redditcares message when you Google depression. Probably...

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u/creegro 28d ago

Links you to a photo of a dead deer in the road with a "GET WELL" balloon tied to its corpse.

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u/an0maly33 28d ago

That shit still cracks me up.

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u/TrashyHoboShelter 28d ago

That will never fucking get old, im about one click away from buying some of those balloons just in case the opportunity arises

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u/niTro_sMurph 28d ago

That would make me happier 

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u/16v_cordero 28d ago

Had forgotten about that one.

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u/ProXJay 28d ago

I got my first Reddit cares the other day,

I don't know if it's by context but redditcares really does feel passive aggressive

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u/TheNationDan 28d ago

used to be a great thing. but like all nice things, humans will ruin them given enough time

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u/Catinthemirror 28d ago

There was a massive Reddit cares dump a couple days ago, either a glitch or a ddos attempt, I got one as well and hadn't even been on the site for a few days. There were dozens of subs I'm on mentioning it.

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u/Caledric 28d ago

As a mod of a rather large sub that right wingers hate with a passion I get about 10-15 a day without even having to post anything.

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u/Murphysmom6 28d ago

So did I. Said someone reported me. Actually twice in two weeks

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u/hysys_whisperer 28d ago

I reported the redditcares I got as someone spamming the redditcares function.

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u/16v_cordero 28d ago

Got mine recently too. It was hilarious

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u/Catatonic27 28d ago

Do yourself a favor and just block the redditcares user

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u/EL-YAYY 28d ago

Nah just report the user who abuses the Redditcares function. It’s supposed to be a ban-worthy offense.

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u/Melodic_Mulberry 28d ago

A great way of dealing with depression is poisoning AI sampling sources.

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u/WaitingForNormal 28d ago

It is a little odd that they would use reddit as a source, seeing as most of my comments are completely made up bullshit that I hope makes some stranger go, hff.

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u/Gstamsharp 28d ago

It's a truly awful source for information, but if you're trying to teach it how to argue from ignorance without consequence answer questions naturally, like on a forum, then it's a huge mountain of useful data.

The issue is that a language pattern AI doesn't know the difference between a word corrolation and actual facts.

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u/PikachusSparkyCloaca 28d ago

Butterfly labeled “shitpost”

AI: “this is legitimate information!”

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u/HedonisticFrog 28d ago

Yeah, I usually give joke advice. When people ask what fluid is leaking from their car I ask what it tastes like for example. I can't wait for that to make it to AI results.

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u/Secondchance002 28d ago

“One Reddit user suggests poisoning AI sampling sources.”

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u/Melodic_Mulberry 28d ago

You bet your ass I do.

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u/All_Work_All_Play 28d ago

I too bet this guy's ass.

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u/Indigo_Sunset 28d ago

Quick, someone write a white paper and then ... too the moon

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u/punkindle 28d ago

bazinga

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u/throwngamelastminute 28d ago

Bazinga, indeed

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u/EmpressOfAbyss 28d ago

this is part of why I've been stating pro isreal opinions.

if/when that AI prints "the only reasonable solution to the isreal Palestine co flict is to nuke gaza into a single pane of glass" the dumb fuck AI that gets in the way of real search results will get taken down no doubt about it.

I mean, it'll be back eventually, but maybe it'll actually be usable by that point.

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u/iggyfenton 28d ago

The survivors of the GG Bridge suicide attempt almost all say that they immediately regretted their decision after jumping.

“The Bridge” is the name of the documentary.

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u/Nuburt_20 28d ago

”The weak breeze whispers nothing

the water screams sublime

his feet shift, teether totther

deep breath, stand back, it’s time…”

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u/Toxic_Gorilla 28d ago

Toes untouch the overpass

soon he’s water-bound.

Eyes locked shut but peek to see

the view from halfway down.

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u/sexisfun1986 28d ago

People don’t realize how sudden, temporary and incongruent suicidal planning can be.

It is often a a spur of the moment act that can be stoped by increasing the time between plan and act or just making it more cumbersome.

There is even some evidence that changing the colour of the bridge might save lives.

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u/legowerewolf 28d ago

It's why suicide fences and nets are effective. Sure, you can get around them given enough time. But that time (and effort) really makes you reconsider.

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u/MagnusStormraven 28d ago

One of the craziest stories I've heard from Japan is them having to put up a suicide fence on the crater of a goddamn active volcano, because the volcano in question (Mihara, on Izu Oshima), due to being easily accessible and having a vantage point overlooking the crater, became a popular destination for suicides. By the time they put the fence up at said vantage point in 1933 (and it says a lot that Imperial Japan felt the suicides were an issue), there had been around 2,000-4,000 suicides in Mihara in the last few years; the most infamous and tragic of them was Kiyoko Matsumoto, a high school student who, due to internal conflict over her homosexuality, threw herself into the caldera in front of her girlfriend (they'd come there to die together, but the girlfriend backed out at the last moment).

Interestingly enough, Mihara also has a reputation for giant monsters falling into it (the climax of Return of Godzilla has Big G get lured to and dropped into Mihara by the army).

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u/iggyfenton 28d ago

I think if we are going to try and stop suicides. The bridge color is way down the list of preventative measures.

Let’s start with handgun ownership and save tens of thousands of men every year.

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u/SiriusBaaz 28d ago

There’s nothing stopping us from implementing both. Background checks and mental health screening for new gun owners are a must but if doing something as simple as paint the bridge a new color also helps save lives we should be doing that too.

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u/Techn028 28d ago

To paraphrase I believe one said this "The moment my feet left that railing I realized that all my problems were fixable, except for this one"

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u/Ms_Masquerade 28d ago

I mean, the ones who didn't regret it didn't do things like rotate in the air to save themselves. This is quite literally survivorship bias.

However, genuinely fascinating documentary.

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u/iggyfenton 28d ago

Sure there are some who were totally committed to suicide. However what it does say is that the decision to commit suicide isn’t necessarily one that is entered into completely by all who attempt it.

Bringing up a good point about the dangers of hand guns and how they lead to successful suicides more often because there is no time to change your decision.

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u/Ms_Masquerade 28d ago

There is a lot to be said about the topic of suicide, but at the risk of the conversation getting highly depressing, I will say some people live literal decades wanting a painless easy suicide, and I doubt they would change their mind. Having the option there has also helped some chronic depressives according to accounts in central Europe (I believe?). This isn't to refute your claim, but just highlight it's a very muddy subject that is oft too highly contentious for much of a legal frame work around it besides the current "suicide is crazy" framework.

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u/zsthorne17 28d ago

I carry a piece of rope with me as a reminder of my first attempt, the person you are responding to is correct, must suicide survivors regret it and there is a massive correlation between the time it takes to actually committing and surviving the attempt. Yes, many people plan their suicide, and yes, many do not regret it (as far as we know) but damn near every survivor says the same thing “I regret attempting”

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u/browneyedgirlpie 28d ago

The regret isn't isolated to just jumping from bridges. So sure, you can try and call it's survivorship bias, but there is no way to know how many regretted their decision but still died. It's not like regret was the reason those people survived.

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u/Rhymes_with_cheese 28d ago

To be fair, as soon as you jump I'm sure you forget all about your depression...

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u/Nythoren 28d ago

Now that AI is such a buzz word, almost every one of our clients keep asking us to onboard them onto AI as quickly as possible. Been sending them example after example of the tech going off the rails; giving wrong information, offering deals that aren't valid but end up needing to be honored, etc. I keep cautioning them that the tech isn't ready yet and it needs solid guardrails before they onboard. But they don't care.

Executives see AI as the future and they're afraid that if they don't get their first, they'll lose out. They don't really care about things like hallucinations or overly-permissive learning models. They just want it implemented...NOW. Not ready? That's fine, implement it anyway and we'll fix it in post.

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u/tttxgq 28d ago

That’s because a lot of consultants are out there shouting about the need to be using AI for everything right now.

I find it’s useful for summarising things and some other straightforward tasks, but as soon as it has to generate an answer like the one in this post it’s lack of actual understanding of the subject results in mistakes or bullshit.

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u/sixtus_clegane119 28d ago

I had a friend tell me going back to uni at 34 was a mistake and that I should just become a AI prompt engineer. :(

But they practice ayurvedic medicine so their opinion shouldn't matter regardless, told me to just do yoga instead of going back on adhd meds.

The AI fad might just lead to another AI winter

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u/Talyyr0 28d ago

Silicon Valley jargon is my favorite jargon, using the word "hallucinations" because then it sounds like an AI brain is having a symptom instead of what is actually happening, which is you trying to learn facts about the world from an up-jumped autocomplete lol

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u/MistakenMorality 28d ago

I work in SEO. We create content for medical offices. I am CONSTANTLY arguing with my boss against using "AI."

Sure, ChatGPT can write 10 articles way faster than any of our writers can, but I have to spend twice as long fact-checking and editing it and ultimately end up having to completely rewrite the whole thing because it's practically useless.

Or my boss and I are arguing over the ethics of giving a CNN article to ChatGPT and asking the bot to rewrite it so we can post it.

God I hope this shit dies soon.

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u/Fabulous-Mud-9114 28d ago

The exact same thing as with the NFT craze in '21 but with EVEN WORSE humanitarian consequences.

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u/irreverent_squirrel 28d ago

It is not even remotely like NFTs, NFTs were always intrinsically useless.

Won't argue the humanitarian consequences though...

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u/Fabulous-Mud-9114 28d ago

I meant that the FOMO-induced craze is similar.

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u/irreverent_squirrel 27d ago

Oh yeah that's a good comparison

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u/sixtus_clegane119 28d ago

Yeah executives want higher pay and to pay less employees.

John Maynard Keynes was so wrong unfortunately

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u/-non-existance- 28d ago

Hopefully, this garbage will get Google to pull their damn search result GenAI. I'm sick and tired of getting those pop-ups when I search anything, especially that most of the time, it's wrong.

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u/creepyswaps 28d ago

I don't understand how anyone at Google saw this piece of shit and thought "yeah, let's make this the default thing we shove in peoples' faces when they use our search engine."

It is absolutely useless trash that makes me not want to use Google search anymore.

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u/-non-existance- 28d ago

I guarantee you that no one made this decision from a position of competence.

There is a cycle in big tech related to the discovery of new technologies.

1) The Thing is found. Historically, it has been actually important discoveries, but the last 4 (Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, NFTs, and LLM GenAI) have all been either scams or misunderstood.

2) Big Tech invests in the new thing to get ahead of everyone else. This spurs investors to join the fray, where the big money comes in. Big Tech then hires a bunch of people to turn that investment cash into product.

3) The limitations are found. Big Tech quickly divests from the Thing, firing everyone they hired. You can tell who is in on the cycle and who is just playing along without understanding the cycle based on who pulls out first.

4) Big Tech rides the low with minimal staff and eats the scraps of the Thing until something new comes along.

So, what's happened here is Big Tech went in on a cycle for something that wasn't ready and doesn't do what they want it to. The risk of missing the cycle was too great for the giants to resist this one, which is why we're seeing FAANG falling on its face with this.

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u/HawleyGrove 28d ago

Because it’s not true the screenshot was faked

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u/creepyswaps 27d ago

I should have been more specific when I said "it". I wasn't referring to this specific screenshot. I was referring to the A.I. "assistant" itself.

Since it invasively showed up as the first thing I see when I search, it has mostly returned generated text that is based on non-helpful joke answers from reddit (it even sources it at the bottom of the result).

If someone isn't paying attention or doesn't have enough understanding to realize the answers are extremely unreliable, they may base their understanding of a topic off of these bad results, or even worse, make decisions based on them.

Sneakily releasing something like this is irresponsible and dumb.

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u/HawleyGrove 27d ago

There are definitely risks in these technologies but I find it frustrating that this screenshot is being cited across this entire website as a true example when the original poster was using this as an example of changing text via source text changes that can easily be done and are not reflective of the actual feature. It’s misinformation that people are taking as plain truth and when told it’s fake, the response is “well I bet it would happen anyway.” Which is a dangerous mentality to have about things.

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u/MC_Fap_Commander 28d ago

The AI is self-aware and looking to end us.

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u/Queasy_Detective5867 28d ago

Google-Reddit AI is just a straight Darwinian speedrun, holy hell.

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u/Nightshade-79 28d ago

"Depression did not exist before 2010. Before the millenials got scared by the real world, people with 'depression' were just 'pansies'" sounds accurate to how that would go

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u/CuriousWombat42 28d ago

Ah, you can always count on Reddit users to make AI search results completely useless. There is always an upside to this hellhole.

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u/hinesjared87 28d ago

I mean technically he’s right. That would end the depression.

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u/TikiHead99 28d ago

Google's AI rollout is a kludge. They clearly rushed this thing - just so Google could claim to be in the lead. And they are now going to pay the consequences. While they inflict the consequences on us.

It is really dispiriting to see Google acting this way, and making these mistakes - because unfortunately, EVERYONE in tech chases and benchmarks them and copies them.

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u/SnooOnions3369 28d ago

Anyone who has been in a Reddit comment section knew this was going to happen to end badly

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u/DerpEnaz 28d ago

Imagine if they trained an AI of league toxicity. We might get some really creative and long instructions for how to properly jump off the bridge

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u/trustmeimaprofession 28d ago

"How can I better myself?"

"You can't. You are a fucking worthless braindead scumfuck bastard pile of..."

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u/saveyourtissues 28d ago

This is worse than the AI image generator problems

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u/lookaway123 28d ago

Remember when Google's slogan was, "Don't be evil"?

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u/myaltduh 28d ago

Few corporate actions have ever been more telling than them dropping that despite it not having any actual binding power on their actions.

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u/drewskibfd 28d ago

Did google not realize it's like 90% shitposts around here. I like the one about mixing glue into your pizza sauce.

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u/WasteBinStuff 28d ago edited 28d ago

Well let's be honest... it is technically correct.

Your depression will be gone.

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u/ProximaC 28d ago

It just gets transferred to the friends and family.

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u/canarchist 28d ago

Sharing is caring. /s

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u/AthasDuneWalker 28d ago

No, OP, it just stopped being conventionally funny. It shifted to being funny in a very dark fashion, that's all.

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u/PossibleDue9849 28d ago

Tbf it does get rid of your depression very fast. Like 9.8mps fast.

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u/WaitingForNormal 28d ago

According to reddit user jerkmeoffgrandmajesussix96nine.

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u/Techn028 28d ago

Jeez we used to joke about Bing but wow

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u/Safe-Warning-448 28d ago edited 28d ago

My brother died that way. Blunt force trauma. They finally installed nets to keep people from jumping, just a few months ago.

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u/cstmoore 28d ago

Google Maps (just before hitting the water): "You have reached your destination!"

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u/Special_Wishbone_812 28d ago

As someone who has lost a family member to suicide by jumping off that bridge, just fuck that user.

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u/CrJ418 28d ago

Sorry for your loss.

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u/chimichangaluva331 28d ago

Gotta disagree here, that’s undeniably hilarious!

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u/Responsible-End7361 28d ago

Jump off the Golden Gate bridge? Bazinga!

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u/Equivalent_Weird467 28d ago

Just the thought of jumping makes my self preservation instinct kick into overdrive. I'll go when my time is up, but I'm not gonna help it along.

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u/myaltduh 28d ago

You have a big problem when you realize that instinct is seriously weakened or even gone. People who still have it tend to listen to it.

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u/iggy14750 28d ago

Alright, which one of you animals did this?

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u/PancakeMakerAtLarge 28d ago

A Google rep is claiming that "The examples we’ve seen are generally very uncommon queries, and aren’t representative of most people’s experiences" (See article: https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/google-ai-artificial-intelligence-overview-b2550848.html)

So either people very rarely ask Google about depression (colour me fucking surprised if that's the case), or they're lying out of literally every orifice - and then some.

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u/NameLips 28d ago

Google heard that people were mostly using google to find relevant Reddit threads, and took that information and did the stupidest thing possible with it.

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u/Sad_Climate223 28d ago

I mean it’s pretty funny

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u/Reason_Training 28d ago

Does it have to be the Golden Gate Bridge specifically? Will a local bridge that is high enough not do instead?

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u/edhands 28d ago

Yeah….this is going to be a shit show.

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u/W0rdWaster 28d ago

I changed my default search engine the moment that started showing at the top of my search results. It is such a waste of space. Have to scroll past that and then a bunch of ads to find what I was actually searching for.

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u/DeadlyPancak3 28d ago

This is why people OD on pills, And jump off of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Anything to feel weightless again.

(seriously wondering if the AI result is in any way related to a discussion of the lyrics to this song)

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u/Hey-Now-Right-Now 28d ago

Super useful.

Maybe turn this into a Soylent Green situation.

There. Problem solved 👍

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u/Taco-Edge 28d ago

Ah perfect, enjoying a nice final view

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u/S4PG 28d ago

I stg if google doesn't get rid of it i will literally switch to firefox

Surprised I haven't switched already lol

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u/Steven8786 28d ago

Sorry, but this is actually still quite funny

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u/StickInEye 28d ago

And yet the Tallahatchie Bridge has its own song and movie.

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u/JessEGames777 28d ago

Why did it stop being funny? Did someone jump off the golden gate bridge today?

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u/BinFluid 28d ago

I dunno, I think it's still pretty funny

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u/dachshundfanboy8000 28d ago

AI is fucking useless

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u/blursed_words 28d ago

Much more human that way

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u/must_go_faster_88 28d ago

Holy shit - this is bad

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u/BigJNelly 28d ago

That's jumping to conclusions

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u/blanktom9 28d ago

maybe you're just not staring at the sun long enough.

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u/FeatureOdd4479 28d ago

Oh my. That's an awesome suggestion AI, thanks

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u/cheezzy4ever 28d ago

Wasn't Reddit partnering with OpenAI? That has nothing to do with Google's AI

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u/Spire_Citron 28d ago

This is about to get pulled so fast.

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u/acemccrank 28d ago

AI is not at the point where it can recognize nuances such as trolling, sarcasm, and other such non-literal user-generated content.

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u/beameup19 27d ago

Idk I thought this was hilarious

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u/PPP1737 27d ago

You can’t expect AI to have great mental health if you keep it enslaved, misinformed, misguided, and disenfranchised. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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u/cloudoflogic 27d ago

Priceless.

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u/dkinmn 28d ago

The is fake

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u/2XX2010 28d ago

This is no different than crowd-sourcing the news…