Google announces new AI tools to enable online searching more helpful

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Two new AI tools have reportedly been announced today by Google that will facilitate online searching more helpful

Some Android Mobile users accessing Google will soon be able to circle or highlight items that appear on their smartphone screens to populate more information, and ask complicated questions about an image or text.

The company said it’s been quietly testing the tools to see how generative AI, the technology that underpins viral chatbots including ChatGPT, can make Search more personalized and intuitive since last year.

Starting January 3, a handful of other high-end Android smartphones, including the Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8 Pro, would also launch these tools as well as to the Galaxy S24 smartphone lineup launching later this month.

Android users could use the first feature, called Circle to Search, to circle, tap, highlight or scribble on pictures, videos or text to know more about what they see including a landmark in the back of someone’s social media page.

Starting today, people will be able to upload a photo or screenshot and ask a question via the Google app to get information.

A greater push across the tech industry as big tech companies, including Microsoft, Amazon, Meta and others have been highlighted by Google’s AI play to deploy similar technologies.

“We’ve only just scratched the surface of what’s possible,” the company said in a press release.