Google Expands AI-Powered Search to Teens with Enhanced Safety Measures
Google's AI Search Experience Opens to Teens with Added Safeguards
Google is extending its AI-driven search experience, known as Search Generative Experience (SGE), to teenagers in the United States aged between 13 and 17. The decision to introduce this technology to teenagers comes after Google received “particularly positive feedback” from users aged 18 to 24 who tested SGE, reflecting the younger generation’s openness to embracing AI innovations compared to older adults.
SGE has been available as part of Google Search Labs since late May. To ensure the safety and appropriateness of content for teen users, Google has implemented safeguards based on research in teen development and insights from experts. These measures include stronger guardrails to prevent outputs related to illegal substances, age-restricted content, bullying, and other issues. Google remains committed to gathering feedback and collaborating with specialists to fine-tune SGE for teenage users.