• This functionality is currently accessible through Google’s iOS and Android applications.
  • The SGE interface update introduces word definition pop-ups, natural language code generation, and an ‘SGE while browsing’ feature for accessing online article summaries.

Three new features have recently been added to the Search Generative Experience, an experimental version of Google LLC’s search engine that uses generative artificial intelligence. Less than two weeks have passed since the last service improvement update went live.

In May, Google introduced the Search Generative Experience, or SGE, as it is more commonly known. Adding a panel with an AI-generated response to the user’s query improves the functionality of standard search results. Additionally, the service provides several other features not included in Google’s standard version.

The panel where SGE displays its responses to users’ search queries is getting the first improvement the company recently described. According to Google, Users can hover over specific words in an AI-generated response to access definitions. For instance, if you hover over the term “proton,” a brief explanation of the subatomic particle will appear.

The SGE interface’s pop-up panel will display word definitions. According to Google, that panel may also contain images and diagrams in addition to text. According to the company, the feature will aid users in learning more about subjects like physics, economics, and history.

Developers are the focus of the second new feature Google unveiled for SGE. It offers the ability to generate code using natural language commands as one of its feature sets. That feature will be simpler to use, thanks to a recent update.

Typical code files contain a variety of components. It might have a function for handling numbers, a second function for handling text, and a comment outlining how the two elements relate to one another. SGE can now display each important component with a different text color to simplify developers’ navigating AI-generated code.

Google’s Vice President of product management for search, Rany Ng, explained, “With our new updates, segments of code in overviews will now be color-coded with syntax highlighting, so it’s faster and easier to identify elements like keywords, comments and strings, helping you better digest the code you see at a glance.”

The update’s third new feature is referred to as “SGE while browsing.” Users can access summaries of online articles with its help. A few bullet points explaining an article’s main themes are included in each AI-generated summary.

The feature presents additional information in a question-and-answer format beneath the bullet points. A different aspect of the article that SGE summarized is covered in each question.

iOS and Android users can currently use this feature. It will launch for Chrome in the upcoming days, claims the company.