Google Launches Upgraded NotebookLM Powered by Gemini 1.5 Pro in Over 200 Countries


Google has released an enhanced version of NotebookLM, now driven by Gemini 1.5 Pro, and expanded its availability to over 200 countries, including India. This upgraded tool features new capabilities such as support for Google Slides, web URLs, and advanced multimodal functionalities.

Introduction and Features

Last summer, Google introduced NotebookLM, an AI-powered research and writing assistant. The newly upgraded version leverages Google Gemini 1.5 Pro and is designed to help users comprehend complex material, make new connections, and draft content more efficiently. One of the standout features of NotebookLM is its ability to be trained on specific data and documents. Users can upload various sources, such as research notes, interview transcripts, and corporate documents, allowing the AI to answer customized queries based on this information.

Functionality of Google NotebookLM

For example, a college student studying medieval Indian history can upload numerous research papers and books in PDF format on the subject. They can then pose specific questions that would typically require reading all the uploaded content. NotebookLM will provide answers and cite sources, ensuring transparency.

Enhanced Capabilities

The new NotebookLM offers several additional features, including support for Google Slides and web URLs, inline citations, and a notebook guide that converts sources into FAQs, briefing documents, or study guides. The multimodal capabilities of Gemini 1.5 Pro enable users to ask questions about images, charts, and diagrams, with citations provided when relevant.

Real-World Applications

Case studies demonstrate diverse applications, from bestselling author Walter Isaacson analyzing Marie Curie’s journals to uses in local governance and nonprofit organizations. To get started with NotebookLM, users create a notebook and upload documents for a project. Importantly, the sources uploaded are not used to train the AI model.

Global Launch

NotebookLM has already proven to be a powerful tool for users in the U.S., and its global launch is highly anticipated. With its advanced features and extensive reach, NotebookLM is set to become an invaluable resource for users worldwide.