Google Search test includes citing sources in its generative AI experience

What you need to know

  • Google’s SGE within Search Labs is beginning to offer source links for queries in Search.
  • It’s not as widespread, though, it has displayed several source links after pieces of information in case users would like to double check.
  • Google has wanted to ensure it is developing “responsible” AI and its source linking was also seen mentioned for its AI NotebookLM tool.

It looks like Google is beginning to test a way of bringing a little more reliability to its AI-powered Search experience.

According to 9to5Google, the company has started a test for its SGE (Search Generative Experience) where it displays very clear in-line source links. Though it’s not quite as widespread, it looks like the source links will offer the name of the publication or website directly after a statement so users can do some fact-checking.