Read complete online articles to get all the information? That will soon no longer be necessary, at least with Google. Thanks to artificial intelligence, Google Chrome will soon be able to summarise articles for you.
Google had already presented the AI-supported Search Generative Experience (SGE) at its I/O developer conference in May. In recent months, the US company has further developed it.
Now the SBU has a new function that allows the Google Chrome browser to summarise entire articles. Google wants to help its users “better understand and use information on the internet”, it says in a blog post.
How can Google Chrome summarise articles?
Google’s Search Generative Experience is already able to summarise search results. So far, this helps you to quickly find what you are actually looking for in the search results.
But with the new function, Google wants to go one step further and also support you when you have clicked on a link in the search results.
Via an icon at the bottom of the screen, you can have the summary displayed. Here you will first see an overview with the most important points of the article. You can click on these to get to the point of the website more quickly.
Google points out that the new feature “only works for articles that are freely accessible to the public on the internet”. Google Chrome does not summarise articles behind a paywall for you.
Google Chrome: Where is the new AI feature available?
Google is initially launching the introduction of the new feature for the mobile versions of its Chrome browser. So you will soon be able to have articles summarised via the app for iOS or Android. The version for Chrome on the desktop will follow later “in the coming days”.
But according to Google, the introduction is still an “early experiment”. Therefore, not all users will be able to access the function immediately.
As this is a feature of the opt-in Search Labs programme, only users who have already signed up for SBU will be able to access it. If you want to try out the new feature, you can still register.