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Thanks Google (sh.itjust.works)
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[-] Aurenkin@sh.itjust.works 76 points 10 months ago

Just don't ask it, it's considered quite rude

[-] lugal@sopuli.xyz 14 points 10 months ago

Never ask a man his salary or a tree their age

[-] Johanno@feddit.de 5 points 10 months ago

Just cut it down, then you can count the rings and get its age

[-] lugal@sopuli.xyz 14 points 10 months ago

Last time I've tried it, I ended up in jail and still don't know how much did guy earned

[-] The_Eminent_Bon@lemmy.world 12 points 10 months ago

We can’t just assume their age and accidentally call them madam

[-] Aurenkin@sh.itjust.works 2 points 10 months ago

That would be quite hasty indeed.

[-] Norgur@kbin.social 32 points 10 months ago

Is Google using GPT-AI-Things now for stuff like that? Sounds awfully like the typical ramblings of those word calculators.

[-] sjmarf@sh.itjust.works 35 points 10 months ago

This is an old image, so GPT wasn’t around back then. The top result of a Google search is often a sample of a webpage - Google estimates which part of the article best answers your question. The next sentence of the article probably tells you about the counting-rings method, but it was either cropped out of the image or Google didn’t choose to include that part of the article in the sample.

[-] FQQD@feddit.de 8 points 10 months ago

thing is, nowadays some of these articles are actually written by AI, i.e. the afrika has no country with K incident

[-] TheBat@lemmy.world 1 points 10 months ago
[-] CommanderCloon@lemmy.ml 19 points 10 months ago

I love how it's logical, but untrue. A tree might have been planted in 1950 or 2000 but be the same "age" if both were cut after 10 years

[-] XTornado@lemmy.ml 9 points 10 months ago

Good point I didn't even think about the fact you might ask the age of a cut tree which might have not been cut recently.

[-] qisope@lemmy.world 5 points 10 months ago

is it still a tree if it's been cut down? at what point does it become simply wood?

[-] someguy7734206@sh.itjust.works 5 points 10 months ago

In some languages, the word for "tree" and the word for "wood" are the same.

[-] whelk@lemm.ee 19 points 10 months ago

What's with the the fact that some words are randomly bolded?

[-] toynbee@lemm.ee 18 points 10 months ago

I think Google is showing why it thinks the result is relevant to the search. For example, the search used the term "find out," so Google bolded "know" and "determine," which it believes to be related to the question.

[-] whelk@lemm.ee 27 points 10 months ago

That makes sense, thank you for the insight.

[-] Spudwart@lemmy.world 3 points 10 months ago
[-] whelk@lemm.ee 1 points 10 months ago

Thanks, I learned a new meme today!

[-] hackitfast@lemmy.world 9 points 10 months ago
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[-] Agent641@lemmy.world 9 points 10 months ago

Count the candles on its birthday cake

[-] Octopus1348@thelemmy.club 8 points 10 months ago

Bing only priorities more trustworthy websites to avoid this like when you search how to fix a problem an official help center comes up.

[-] Lenny@lemmy.zip 8 points 10 months ago

Alternatively you can cut it down and count the rings. HTH

[-] Tregua@rqd2.net 3 points 10 months ago

Most trees aren't planted from seed, Google. Most trees humans use are already at least a few months old!

[-] creamed_eels@toast.ooo 2 points 10 months ago

They don’t explain how!

[-] fox2263@lemmy.world 2 points 10 months ago

If you know the candle is fire, then the meal was cooked long ago.

[-] NightLily@lemmy.basedcount.com 1 points 10 months ago

SO TRUE GOOGLE!

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