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Google NotebookLM AI-driven note-taking app now generally available in the US

Google NotebookLM homepage (Source: Own)
Google NotebookLM homepage (Source: Own)
Still labeled as an experimental product for the time being, Google NotebookLM is now opening up to all US-based customers. Although it uses AI capabilities thanks to the recently unveiled Gemini Pro, NotebookLM will only use the information it gets from the user, without any additional knowledge.

Unveiled in May at Google I/O as Project Tailwind and turned into NotebookLM in mid-July, when the wait list for testing opened up, the AI-driven note-taking app that is still known as NotebookLM is now out of the testing stage and generally available for US customers. Sadly, those located in other countries should wait for a while until Google decides to expand the availability of this Gemini Pro-enhanced piece of code.

Gemini Pro is already powering Bard and will run other services as well in the future while its Nano sibling is expected to be available even when offline and is tailored for Android devices. The most powerful version, namely Gemini Ultra, should arrive in 2024 as Google's most advanced AI effort so far (at least when it comes to LLMs). For now, when thinking about hardware, Gemini Pro is only available in the Google Pixel 8 Pro, a handset which received on-device generative AI capabilities earlier this week.

According to Google's Steven Johnson and Raiza Martin (the Editorial Director and Product Manager of Google Labs), NotebookLM comes with the purpose "to help you do your best thinking, with new features like a noteboard space and suggested actions" while remaining an experimental piece of code that improves continuously with the help of its users/testers.

Last but not the least, those interested in the security and privacy of this app should know that Google NotebookLM does not use the user's personal data to train its model. Since it doesn't go online for additional information, it should increase its accuracy as the user keeps feeding it more and more data.

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Codrut Nistor, 2023-12- 9 (Update: 2023-12- 9)