Google might have entered the field of generative AI a bit later than some others, but it has been testing what they call a “Search Generative Experience” (SGE) with users.
This is part of a limited experiment called Search Labs. In simple terms, this means that they are trying out a feature where AI provides summaries of articles, key points, and suggestions for local travel when you search for something. Now, Google has announced that more people can try out this technology.
Google has shared that its Search Labs project and the features of SGE are now accessible in India and Japan. To get started, users in these countries will first need to choose to be a part of the Search Labs experiment.
In India, users can explore the generative AI features in both English and Hindi languages. Google has mentioned that they also support voice input in this market.
Google has also confirmed that it will now display relevant links in a summary created by AI. These links will be hidden, and you can see them by clicking a downward arrow. This specific feature will be available first in the US, and later in India and Japan over the next few weeks.
In any case, we are interested in seeing how companies like Google, Microsoft, and others will continue to use generative AI in their products.
Additionally, chipmakers like Qualcomm and MediaTek have announced that they will support generative AI technology on devices, which means that phones in 2024 might have even more advanced capabilities.