Google announced today that it will add new generative artificial intelligence capabilities to its search function, designed to help users “better learn and understand” information on the Internet.
Through Chrome’s Google Search app, users can now summarize long articles with a test feature that allows Chrome to provide “key points” of a web page, as well as an “Explore on the page” section that Chrome can provide “key points” for web pages, as well as an “explore on page” section with questions and answers pulled from the content.
Google says the new “Learn While Browsing” feature is designed to help people “engage more deeply” with creators’ long-form content, showing key points from articles that are freely available online and not summarizing paid articles.
It is noted that the new AI feature is currently available on Chrome on iOS and Android devices, and Google plans to expand it to the desktop version “in the coming days”. In the near future, Google also plans to improve AI-generated responses by allowing users to hover over words to preview definitions and view charts or images related to the topic.