Google announces that it is beginning to open up access to new generative AI capabilities in Search. specifically to Search Labsa new program that allows people to sign up for early experiments, including the Search Generative Experience, and try them out before their global launch.
Search Labs registrants will be notified by email when they can start testing the new generative AI features in Search. For those who want to opt for these experiments, you simply have to touch the Laboratories icon in the latest version of the Google application (Android and iOS) or on the Chrome desktop. You can also visit the Labs site to check the status of the waiting list.
Once inside, the new AI-powered generative search experience will help take some of the work out of search, so you can understand a topic faster, discover new insights and ideas, and get things done more easily. There are three ways you can simplify your next search with the new generative AI capabilities.
Questions about a new or complicated topic
It is important when looking for information on a topic that we would normally have to break down into separate queries. Search will now provide an AI-powered snapshot so you can get help understanding what factors to consider when writing a query, like “learn ukulele vs guitar”. Another example: if we are curious to know more about starting our own company, we will have to search for “Benefits of incorporating your business before working as a freelance”.
Quick tips for specific questions
The generative search experience can also discover quick tips for specific questions. If we come across a favorite old sweater in the back of the closet, we can do a search like, “How to get an old coffee stain out of a wool sweater?” Or if we’re preparing for international travel but need to make sure the documents are up to date, we look up “How can I quickly renew my passport?” Now we can easily find tips for the key information we need to know and take the next step with the help of the web.
Product Range and Things to Consider When Buying
Besides, the new search experience also has a shopping integration. Google notes that you can search for things like “Peel and stick wallpaper for kitchen” to learn about important factors, like how easy it is to remove, and get a list of options, including price, customer ratings, and links to buy. . On the other hand, we can search for “Bluetooth speaker for a pool party” to see important considerations for that environment, such as water resistance and battery life, and a host of options to choose from.
And if we want to explore further, just below the snapshot, we’ll see the option to “ask a follow-up question” or select a suggested next step, which will take us to conversation mode.