Microsoft warns of blocking access to data from competing AI search tools

  • Microsoft threatened to cut off access to its internet-search data, which it licenses to rival search engines if they don’t stop using it as the basis for their own artificial intelligence chat products
  • The software maker licenses the data in its Bing search index — a map of the internet that can be quickly scanned in real-time — to other companies that offer web searches, such as Yahoo and DuckDuckGo.


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