Experimental “Help me write” in Google Chrome

Experimental "Help me write" in Google ChromeWant to try the experimental “Help me write” in Google Chrome? This is an new experimental AI feature in the Chrome browser that “can help you write content online.”

This follows from the generative AI features in Chrome intended to make browsing the Internet “easier and more personalized.”

The release of Chrome M122 contains the “Help me write” feature on Mac and Windows PCs, available in English in the US only. It uses Google’s Gemini Large Language Models to help write or refine something you’ve already written. The embedded model is geared toward online ad copy, reviews and business inquiries such as booking reservations.

As with all of the current LLM’s, this is less Artifical Intelligence than a Best-Guess-Word-Predicter. Google claims it can ‘understand’ the context of the webpage you’re on to suggest relevant content that you can put into your post. So it’s not really ‘intelligent,’ nor does it really help you ‘write’ anything significant.

If you’re in the US, you can sign into Chrome, select “Settings” from the three-dot menu and navigate to the “Experimental AI” page. There, you find the option to enable “Help me write.”

On a web page in Chrome, you can right-click on an open text field and select “Help me write” to get prompts for the tool to suggest relevant text.

“Help me write” in Google Chrome has limited scope, use and value. And the name is misleading, but “Suggest some random, possibly inaccurate and incorrect text” doesn’t exactly hit the marketing objective. What’s important is that Generative AI is now embedding itself in end-user applications. The Bots are coming…

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