Meta's AI assistant Meta AI uses Google and Bing for web search. This week, Meta introduced the new generation of its assistant, Meta AI, based on the new LLM Llama 3. The assistant is more tightly integrated with search across Meta platforms, but it can also search the open web. Previously, Meta only used Bing for web searches, but now it can access Google as well. According to Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg, Google plans to build a new business with this search offering, although he adds that "not a ton of money" is flowing one way or the other at the moment. Chatbots crawling the web is potentially a big problem for website operators who rely on page views to monetize their content: If users are consuming content directly through chat, they're no longer coming to the site. So far, only OpenAI has signed initial deals with select publishers.

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