Google App for iOS Can Now Use AI to Summarize Articles

Google today announced that it is adding updated generative AI capabilities to its search functionality, with the aim of helping users to "better learn and make sense of information" on the internet.

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With the Google Search app, there is now a beta option to summarize a long article. The summary feature is able to provide "key points" from a webpage, along with a "Explore on page" section with questions and answers pulled from the content.

Google says that the new "SGE while browsing" feature is meant to help people "more deeply engage" with long-form content from creators. It shows key points on articles freely available on the web, and will not summarize articles that are paywalled.

As of now, the new AI functionality is available in the Google app on iOS and Android devices, with Google planning to expand it to the desktop through the Chrome browser "in the days ahead."

In the near future, Google also plans to add improvements to AI-generated responses that will allow users to hover over words to preview definitions and see related diagrams or images on the topic.

Tag: Chrome

Top Rated Comments

jz0309 Avatar
9 months ago
no thank you
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
9 months ago
No thanks! I have trust issues with Google.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
picpicmac Avatar
9 months ago
Those of us who have already been using the "AI" enhanced Google search via Chrome on a desktop will already know what the result will be: yes, an easy to read summary but one that can be easily misled by whatever the "AI" finds on some website.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
9 months ago
In other words, TL;DR is a feature now
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vicviper789 Avatar
9 months ago
Ah yes, use AI to summarize AI generated news articles
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
owidhh Avatar
9 months ago
Let me add my own hot take then...

feature is meant to help people "more deeply engage" with long-form content from creators.
I find it ironic that deeply engaging is purportedly accomplished by.. not deeply engaging at all...
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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