PYMNTS.com May 26, 2024

In the mind of Google’s AI Overviews, glue is a pizza ingredient.

Rocks are edible.

And smoking while pregnant is considered healthy.

If you’ve spent any time at all on social media in the last few days, you might have seen these wildly inaccurate results that apparently came from Google’s artificial intelligence (AI)-powered search tool go viral. Those results are now disappearing — as The Verge reported Sunday (May 26) — as the tech giant scrambles to repair the problem.

A Google spokesperson told the news outlet that the company is “taking swift action” to remove certain Overview queries.

“Many of the examples we’ve seen have been uncommon queries, and we’ve also seen examples that were doctored or that...

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