Google is known for its advanced AI solutions, and it stole the show with its latest announcement at the Google I/O conference. Some of the things revealed by the launch of Google Search Generative Experience (SGE), a generative AI-powered in addition to Google Search. Although SGE is not yet available to the general public, Google has announced that it will be available through Search Labs, Google’s new early access testing program.
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Search Labs, too, is not open to all. But, two weeks after announcing Search Labs at Google I/O, Google is announcing a waiting list for the program. In this guide, we talk about Google Search Labs, explore its impact on search, and provide step-by-step instructions on how to get on the waiting list.
What is Google Search Labs?
Google Search Labs is a new program that allows you to access and test Google Search experiments. It serves as a platform for users to provide feedback, allowing Google to refine and improve its AI search features before they are released. By participating in Search Labs, you can stay up-to-date with the latest advances in AI search technology. It is a testing ground for new products, including the highly anticipated Search Generative Experience (SGE).
What is Google Search Generative Experience (SGE)?
SGE aims to revolutionize the search experience by providing AI-generated summaries at the top of the results, helping you quickly find what’s important. Instead of relying on search results, where you go through a list of blue links, you will receive paragraphs of information related to your search. It’s like ChatGPT, but baked into Google Search. In short: SGE has the potential to redefine the way we search for information.
Using the power of AI-generated summaries, you’ll get concise and relevant information step by step. It’s a big change in search, and it can change user behavior and the types of queries that are made. SGE will still provide selected links for re-browsing, however, to increase your overall browsing experience.
How to get on the Google Search Labs waiting list
With the availability of SGE and other initiatives, participants in Search Labs can help shape the future of Google Search. If you want to be one of the first to join Search Labs and try SGE, you can join the waiting list now. Here’s a step-by-step guide:
- Go to Home page for Google Search Labs. There, you will find a way to sign up for the waiting list.
- Sign in to your Google account. You need to enter your Gmail account information.
- After logging into your account, you will be directed to a page where you can join the Search Labs waiting list.
- Just click the “Join the waiting list” button, and you’re good to go.
- If you join the waiting list, Google will notify you via email when you’ve entered Google Search Labs.
Want to know more?
Check out Pocket-lint’s I/O 2023 coverage for more information on what Google is working on in the artificial intelligence space: