Published on November 16, 2023, 10:34 pm

Google Launches Notebooklm: An Ai-Powered Tool For Organizing And Analyzing Text

Google recently announced the launch of its AI-first notebook, NotebookLM, previously known as “Project Tailwind.” This tool allows users to ask questions about the information they provide by uploading various types of text, including notes, articles, and PDFs from Google Drive.

The early access program initially had limitations of uploading up to 10 sources with a maximum of 50,000 words per source. However, these limits have been expanded since the initial preview in July. With NotebookLM, users can explain, organize, remember, or expand on the information they provide. The AI technology automatically identifies major themes and suggests questions based on chat history to help users understand their sources better.

One notable feature of NotebookLM is the ability to share notebooks with others. This functionality proves useful for collaborative group projects and can be accessed from the top-right corner of the interface. Additionally, Google provides an official Onboarding and FAQ document to assist users in getting started with NotebookLM.

To maximize efficiency while using NotebookLM’s language model (indicated by “LM”), Google recommends focusing the AI on a single source or all sources within a notebook by toggling the “source focus” button in the chat box.

Google appears to be ready for wider testing as several accounts that signed up for the waitlist earlier this year have gained access to NotebookLM. If you’re interested in joining the waitlist and trying out this new AI-powered notebook, sign up via Google Labs.

In conclusion, NotebookLM marks an exciting development in generative AI technology. With its ability to understand and analyze various sources of information provided by users, it has significant potential for enhancing productivity and understanding across different fields. Keep an eye out for further updates as Google continues to expand access to this innovative tool.

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