Google’s AI search rollout begins today. company announce This morning access to Google’s Research Generation Experience (SGE) and other research laboratories in the United States was opened. If you have not already done so, you must register on the waiting list and wait to receive an email announcing that it is your turn.
Introduced at Google I/O 2023 earlier this month, Google SGE is the integration of the company’s conversational AI into the classic search experience. If you’ve played with Bing AI, expect a familiar product, but a different one. Cherlynn Low pointed out in Engadget’s SGE preview that Google’s AI-powered search uses the same input bar as instead of a separate chatbot field like on Bing. The AI results will then appear in a shaded section below the search bar (and sponsored results) but above the standard web results. Meanwhile, at the top right of the AI results is a button that allows you to expand the snapshot and adds cards showing what items were obtained. Finally, you can ask follow-up questions by clicking the button below the results.
Google describes the snapshot as “key information to keep in mind, with links to dig deeper.” Think of it as a slice of Bard injected (somewhat) smoothly into the familiar Google search.
If you’re not in range Research Laboratory Waiting List, you can click the Labs icon (the beaker icon) in a new tab on the Chrome desktop or in the Google Search app on Android or iOS. However, the company hasn’t announced how quickly or widely it will unlock access, so you may need to be patient.
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