Google Introduces Generative AI Search Responses

Google announced on Tuesday that it is introducing a new version of its search engine that incorporates AI-generated responses. The development, dubbed Gemini (formerly known as Bard), represents one of the most significant updates to the search engine since its introduction.

Google will make the new version of search available to users in the U.S. this week and roll out to more countries in the coming months. Ultimately it will reach over 1 billion users by the end of the year.

With the new AI generated responses, responses to searches will now feature a more narrative style vs. having to click through multiple links to flesh out the information.

According to a Google blog post, the new model can quickly summarize conversations, caption images and videos, and extract data from large documents and tables.

OpenAI launches its newest AI model, GPT-4o.

Google’s unveiling of its updated search engine comes on the heels of OpenAI’s launch Monday of its newest AI model, GPT-4o. The faster, less expensive GPT-4o will power OpenAI’s chatbot, ChatGPT.

The new model is an update from OpenAI’s previous GPT-4 model, which launched last year. The model will be available to unpaid customers, meaning anyone will have access through ChatGPT

GPT-4o will reportedly turn ChatGPT into a digital personal assistant. It will be able to engage in real-time, spoken conversations, interact using text, screenshots, photos, documents, or charts uploaded by users, and will be able to have a conversation about them.

OpenAI CTO Mira Murati said the updated version of ChatGPT will have memory capabilities, will be able to learn from previous conversations with users, and do real-time translations.