Google Now Testing Generative AI for Search

Google today announced that it is opening up access to Search Labs, allowing testers to try out its new Search Generative Experience. The AI-powered Search option is limited to those who have signed up to be a part of Google Labs, with Google letting in a small number of people who have joined the Google Labs Waitlist.

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AI for search is a feature that Google announced during its I/O developer conference earlier in May.

Google says that AI Search is designed to "take some of the work out of searching," which can make it easier for users to understand new topics, uncover different viewpoints, and "get things done more easily."

Google suggests that AI search can break down complicated searches into smaller parts, offer quick tips for specific questions, and provide background on what should be considered when searching for items to buy.

The addition of generative AI to search is a new concept for Google, and the company says that it will be making "many updates and improvements over time" based on user feedback. Access is limited to those in the U.S. right now, with the Google app or Chrome desktop browser required. Google customers eligible to use Google Labs will receive an email.

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Candy Apple+ Nutz Avatar
12 months ago

Is this all the prequel to Terminator?

This AI stuff is moving fast and it's getting a bit scary.
As an artist, our breed is dying quick. With big companies getting a jump on AI images/design, like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion, they can knock out in minutes to a couple hours what would take me a day or weeks to do.

Even if I were to invest in the hardware and software needed to do it myself, I doubt I could keep up. The love behind it wouldn’t be there like it is when I tune out the world for a day engulfed in a project.

AI images will never have the passion or the emotion that an artist could put into it, but people needing designs for company logos and advertisement aren’t gonna care.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
12 months ago
I have major TRUST issues with Google. What's Google AI going to do about that?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TVreporter Avatar
12 months ago
Is this all the prequel to Terminator?

This AI stuff is moving fast and it's getting a bit scary.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
12 months ago
If Google will answer anything right in search, no one will click on websites anymore. I'm worried about that.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mannyvel Avatar
12 months ago
Google is training its AI on the website information that it's scraping.

Whether that's copyright infringement is up to the courts. But it definitely changes the model. In the past, the website would get a hit because the person would click through. With AI powered search, that probably won't be the case anymore. So why would websites allow google to scrape them?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Candy Apple+ Nutz Avatar
12 months ago

Photoshop has generative images built in since yesterday. AI will be used as a tool by artists mostly and hobbyists. Everyone can pop out a generic portrait in generative images but good and novel stuff takes tons of work and inpainting and outpainting and revisions.

Bottom line I think efficiency will increase but artists who learn these tools will be fine.

On the particular case of logos I tried for a few hours but could not get it to work and might just resort to hiring someone … who is an artist.
This is correct. Apps have been using it for a minute, I even use the PS Express app for quick edits on photos. So I’m aware the tools exist and that it will benefit users to a degree.

I’m also aware that we aren’t always given the tech of today when huge companies have the funds for the tech of tomorrow, next week and year.

How many customers are gonna turn to the little guy that has to charge more due to the time taken vs a company online that offers a customer to type words in a box, generate images and then browse until he’s happy with the result? Then all they do is buy the format needed and the rights and be done.

This is where I think it becomes more about deep pockets and not the talent of said artist(s).

All in all, I hope you’re right and there’s nothing to worry about.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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