Google Chrome Could Add New AI Features to Assist With Webpage Reading and Search


Google Chrome added three new artificial intelligence (AI) features earlier this year. These features were powered by Google's Gemini AI model and offered specific tools for personalization, tab organization, and writing assistance. These features are currently only available in the US. Now, Google has hinted at what some of the upcoming AI features could be. According to an interview published by the tech giant, it looks like searching and reading web pages could get AI powers soon.

On Wednesday, Google published an interview with Google Chrome engineering director Adriana Porter Felt, who described the process of coming up with useful AI features that could make using Chrome an easier experience. Felt said: “We had been thinking about how to bring AI technology to the browser to make the typical actions you do every day – using tabs, using Search, writing forms, reading web pages – a little easier.” The director added that the entire Chrome team brainstormed together.

Now, a closer inspection of the quote reveals that two areas, which use search and web page reading, have not seen any new features so far. The latest update added AI features for using tabs and typing in forms. The next features the Chrome team builds may be based on these two areas of the browser. Search should be relatively easier considering that Google's Search Generative Experience (SGE) already exists and could be integrated directly at the browser level.

But if the team doesn't want to go that route, another feature could be AI-powered filters that further organize results based on the query topic. For example, a query about the best ice cream flavor might sort the results by groups of ice cream parlors, YouTube videos, blog posts based on opinions, and more.

Web page reading is another area where the company could add a new feature. We've already seen AI-powered web page summarization tools in Microsoft's Copilot and Samsung's Galaxy AI. A similar feature could help users quickly understand what a long article on a website is about.

However, it should be noted that these features are just speculation based on feedback from Chrome's director of engineering. Google browser developers may be working on an entirely different set of features. We'll have to wait until Google officially announces them.

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