We know that Microsoft has been working hard to add AI features to Bing, which may have caught Google by surprise. Google does have big plans for AI and search, though, and a big part of them just got out. A report says that Google wants to add its own AI chatbot to search on the web, just like Microsoft has done. It also wants to make search more “personal” and interesting by adding short videos and social media posts to the standard list of links.
This is based on leaked Google documents that talk about making search more “visual,” “snackable,” and “human.” You can do whatever you want with those buzzwords. This year should be when most of these changes happen.
Magi is on his way
Magi is the name of the AI bot that can talk like the one in Bing that uses ChatGPT. We read the same thing in a New York Times article last month, and it sounds like work on it has sped up in the past few weeks. This part of Google’s search overhaul could be shown for the first time at Google IO 2023, with the most important news coming out on May 10. Google’s Bard chatbot has already been released, but it hasn’t been added to any of its other products yet.
The idea is to help people find answers and results that they wouldn’t be able to find with Google’s search interface as it is now. In the coming months, Google will talk a lot more about artificial intelligence and new ways to search.