Google is experimenting with a conversational search for Chrome OS. The new feature will be available directly in the launcher.
Conversational Search Flag
Here is the experimental flag that we spotted today:
Launcher experiment: conversational search: To evaluate the viability of a conversational search provider as part of launcher search.
Chrome and Chrome OS flags are experimental, that is a given. However, this flag has an additional phrase, making it even more experimental. The plan is to evaluate the viability of a new search interface.
What is this new interface?
Unless this is a new UI (bubble?) for Assistant.
There is another wild possibility. Apprentice Bard.
Google announced its ChatGPT competitor code-named Apprentice Bard the other day at an event. Is this Google’s first attempt to integrate Bard with Chrome OS?
That, of course, is only a wild guess at the moment. Stay tuned for additional details on this feature as it develops (pun intended).
Source: Chromium Gerrit.