Alphabet, the owner of the Google search engine, on Wednesday offered an updated AI-based search product in its search results, in an attempt by the company to remove suspicions that it is losing its position in front of the search engine "Bing" owned by Microsoft (Microsoft) with the support of "OpenAI".
Google already has a Bard chatbot that competes with OpenAI's ChatGPT, which has sparked controversy among users with its human-like responses.
On Wednesday, after Google presented its artificial intelligence products, many inquiries emerged about the differences between its different products, most notably:
When do we use Google Drive and when do we use "cool"?
The company says that the traditional search engine Google is still the number one reference to find and search for information. Bard is a personal chatbot that can conduct human-like conversations and help with tasks that need collaboration and creativity, such as creating code or captioning an image.
What has changed in Google's search engine?
Google's homepage will still work as usual, but thanks to improved search — called the "generative search experience" — the answers will come up differently.
For example, if Google's new engine discovers that generative AI can be used to better answer a query, the top of the results page will display the response generated by the AI, while traditional web links will normally remain at the bottom.
For example, searching for "San Francisco weather" as usual will direct the user to an 8-day forecast, while searching for a uniform that should be worn in the city of California during this period will require a lengthy response by artificial intelligence, according to a report from Reuters.
Users will also be able to enter the brand-new "chat mode", which is similar to Bard and GPT Chat, where the bot will remember the user's previous questions and launch searches to follow the same topic more easily.
However, the company points out that the conversation mode is not designed to be a chatbot with personality, but is only intended to help improve search results. For example, his responses will never begin with the first person "I", unlike "Bard" and "Chat GPT".
Can I try the new Google search now?
Not yet. The company said that consumers in the United States will get access to the generative search experience in the coming weeks via a waiting list, a beta phase during which Google will monitor the quality, speed and cost of search results.
Can I try "Bard" now?
The company said on Wednesday that the "cold" chatbot is now available without a queue in 180 countries, and plans to expand support to 40 languages.