Maria Bustillos in The Nation:

The breakneck deployment of half-baked AI, and its unthinking adoption by a load of credulous writers, means that Google — where, admittedly, I’ve found the quality of search results to be steadily deteriorating for years — is no longer a reliable starting point for research.

Scarily true. (The main thrust of Bustillos’s piece, though, is a specious attack on publishers’ legal action against Internet Archive.)